September 8, 2020: The Celebration Continues for FETP’s 40th Anniversary

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The Celebration Continues for FETP’s 40th Anniversary

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.

Learn more about FETP history, growth, and impact through our stories, videos, and photo gallery.

FETP 40

Site Improvement with Zimbabwe Intensive Monitoring and Support

FETP – 40 Years of Protecting the World by Building Global Health Capacity

Over the past 40 years, CDC helped establish Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) throughout the world, with over 18,000 trained disease detectives in over 80 countries.

Site Improvement with Zimbabwe Intensive Monitoring and Support

Thailand FETP Celebrates 40 Years of Training, Mentorship, and Public Health Successes

In 1980, Thailand initiated the very first FETP — then known as “Global EIS” — outside of North America.

CDC Zimbabwe Support for Cholera and Typhoid Vaccine Coverage Surveys

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) 40th Anniversary

In more than 80 countries, CDC has supported partner-government efforts to train a local workforce of qualified “disease detectives.”

President’s Malaria Initiative

FETP 40th Anniversary Photo Gallery

In this photo gallery, we show FETPs over the years in action responding to real threats in communities around the world.

Calendar

Sept 28 – World Rabies Day

Sept 29 – World Heart Day

Oct 24 – World Polio Day

Nov 12 – World Pneumonia Day

Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day

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Content source: Global Health