Democratic Republic of Congo Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
The Democratic Republic of Congo Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (DRC-FELTP) was created in 2013 to respond effectively to disease outbreaks and strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Agriculture. The program was established in collaboration with AFENET, CDC Atlanta, USAID, Kinshasa University (School of Public Health) and the Ministries of Health and Agriculture.
Over 200 participants across 8 cohorts have graduated from the advanced and frontline levels of the program while about 100 participants are expected to graduate over the next year. More than 150 alumni have participated in outbreaks across the DRC, most notably the polio and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks.