Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)

Our efforts to more rapidly and effectively respond to health threats currently reach over 80 countries. We train field epidemiologists around the world, giving them the necessary skills to collect, analyze, and interpret data and contribute to evidence-based decisions.

FETP 40th Anniversary
FETP 40th Anniversary Logo, including a magnifying glass over the globe

Between 1980 and 2020, CDC has helped train more than 18,000 disease detectives in over 80 countries through its flagship global Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). 2020 was the 40th anniversary of CDC supporting the establishment of Thailand’s Field Epidemiology Training Program, the first FETP site created outside of North America.

Throughout 2020 and into 2021, DGHP has shared stories and information about the FETP program, its members, and the work that they do around the world.