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.
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 Respond to COVID-19 – Cambodia’s FETP graduates use their frontline training to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 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.
- Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases
New York Times
June 14, 2020
- How polio eradication expertise had helped Africa’s COVID-19 response
Today News Africa
June 4, 2020
- Pakistan polio fears as Covid-19 causes millions of children to miss vaccinations
June 2, 2020
July 28th – World Hepatitis Day
Aug 20th – World Mosquito Day
Sept 28th – World Rabies Day
Sept 29th – World Heart Day