Mozambique Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
The Mozambique Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (MZ-FELTP) is a post-graduate in-service training program, based on the acquisition of skills, with two tracks: applied epidemiology and laboratory management. The program was established in 2010, with the objective of strengthening capacity in applied epidemiology and laboratory management, so that events of public health importance can be detected and investigated in a timely and effective manner. The program is coordinated by INS, in partnership with University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) - Faculty of Medicine, the National Public Health Directorate (DNSP) and with technical support of CDC – Mozambique. Students who successfully complete the 2-year, competency-based training program and the associated thesis earn a Master’s degree from UEM in Field Epidemiology.
All students enrolled are MoH employees and have a 3-year service agreement with the Ministry following conclusion of their studies. For each cohort, at least 1-2 students have been involved in extensive malaria related activities.