Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
The Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (TFELTP) was established in October 2008 with funding from the Global AIDS Program (GAP) of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -Tanzania, and the Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) led by USAID’s Global Bureau in partnership with CDC. The program is managed by the Tanzania Ministry of Health Gender, Community Development, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), in collaboration with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), and other partners.
The two year program which competency based is designed in recognition of the need to strengthen the epidemiologic and laboratory management capacity to meet the challenges of the emerging infectious diseases and other public health problems. From July to September 2018, the program successfully conducted training of the residents and trainees who were enrolled for the three training levels such as: 31, 14 and 37 for advance, intermediate and frontline training respectively. Fourteen of the advanced program are in cohort 9 while 17 trainees are in cohort 10. Other than the advanced program, the program successfully enrolled one cohort of frontline however 4 trainees could not complete the course.