Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
Affiliation: School of Public Health, National University of Rwanda
The Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (RFELTP) is a two-year, full-time training program in applied epidemiology and public health laboratory practice which became fully operational in January 2010.
The Rwanda FELTP also conducts a short-course program to address the large public health capacity development needs for the public health and veterinary workforce.
The RFELTP is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and offers tracks in field epidemiology, public health laboratory management, and veterinary field epidemiology. The program aims at training residents to assume leadership positions in the agriculture and health ministries.
Its partners include: Rwanda Ministry of Health, Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture and Animals, Treatment, Research on AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and other Infectious diseases (TRAC Plus), Rwanda National Reference Laboratory, National University of Rwanda- School of Public Health, Rwanda Animal Resource Development Authority, CDC, and AFENET.