July. 22, 2020: 18,000 Disease Detectives Trained in 40 Years

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18,000 Disease Detectives Trained in 40 Years

CDC continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and its more than 18,000 graduates in 80 countries.
These dedicated public health professionals are our “boots on the ground” in the ongoing battle against infectious diseases, public health emergencies, and chronic diseases. Read more about FETP work, accomplishments, and plans for the future.

40th anniversary of the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)

Dr. Waziri, Nigeria FELTP graduate and current National Coordinator of the National Stop Transmission of Polio Program (NSTOP), shares how FELTP shaped her career and helped improve the public health system in Nigeria.

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Dr. Waziri – Helping to Build a Stronger Workforce in Nigeria through FELTP – Dr. Waziri, Nigeria FELTP graduate and current National Coordinator of the National Stop Transmission of Polio Program (NSTOP), shares how FELTP shaped her career and helped improve the public health system in Nigeria.

Cambodia’s FETP graduates use their frontline training to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cambodia’s FETP Graduates Respond to COVID-19 – Cambodia’s FETP graduates use their frontline training to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FELTP Pakistan residents and graduates use their knowledge and skills to screen airport travelers for COVID-19.

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Pakistan Uses FELTP as the Frontline of Defense Against COVID-19 – FELTP Pakistan residents and graduates use their knowledge and skills to screen airport travelers for COVID-19.

Colombia’s FETP ‘disease detectives’ use the CoronApp to coordinate the COVID-19 response with local, departmental, and national authorities.

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Colombia establishes the CoronApp to combat the COVID-19 pandemic – Colombia’s FETP ‘disease detectives’ use the CoronApp to coordinate the COVID-19 response with local, departmental, and national authorities.

Calendar

July 28th – World Hepatitis Day

Aug 20th – World Mosquito Day

Sept 28th – World Rabies Day

Sept 29th – World Heart Day

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