Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
Affiliation: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
The Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (TFELTP) was established in 2008 with the support of the Global AIDS Program (GAP) at CDC Tanzania as a competency-based training program in Applied Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory Management.
The program was established to strengthen the epidemiologic and laboratory management capacity of Tanzania to meet the challenges of the current, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and other public health problems. TFELTP offers two Master’s Degree programs in Applied Epidemiology and the other in Laboratory Management and Epidemiology. Over 85% of the graduates are working with the government and related parastatal.
To strengthen the capacity of Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to collect and use surveillance data and manage national programs by expanding surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and disease monitoring.