Tanzania Field Epidemiology And Laboratory Training Program

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Tanzania Frontline Field Epidemiology And Laboratory Training Program (TFELTP)

The three-month TFELTP Frontline course prepares public health workers to detect and respond to health threats at the local and community level. It was launched in 2015 through a partnership between the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community, Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, and the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Graduates at a Glance:

  • 512 Frontline graduates
  • 14 Cohorts
  • 99.5% Graduation rate
  • 7 Minimum graduates per region

Regional Locations of Frontline Graduates:

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  • Regions with 7-10 graduates: Kaskazini-Pemba, Kaskazini-Unguja, Zanzibar South and Central
  • Regions with 11-15 graduates: Kusini-Pemba, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Shinyanga, Iringa, Songwe
  • Regions with 16-20 graduates: Kagera, Mwanza, Geita, Simiyu, Kigoma, Tabora, Singida, Dodoma, Manyara, Katavi, Rukwa, Mbeya, Morogoro, Dar-Es-Salaam, Njombe, Lindi, Ruvuma
  • Regions with 21-26 graduates: Mara, Arusha, Pwani, Mtwara, Zanzibar West

Program Achievements 2015-2021:

  • 8,192 Weekly surveillance reports
  • 1,536 Health facilities visited and data quality audits
  • 1,024 Problem identification and analyses
  • 17 Outbreak identifications and investigations

100% of program graduates are still working in the health system today.

To learn more visit TZFELTP.NET

Page last reviewed: January 4, 2022
Content source: Global Health