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Uganda FETP / PHFP

 Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program / Uganda Field Epidemiology Training Program (Master of Public Health)


 

Background

The Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP) is a partnership between the Ministry of Health (MoH), Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PHFP is a training-through-service capacity building program that aims to create a cadre of public health workers who can efficiently and effectively address public health challenges in Uganda. The program supports various health interventions including those that focus on surveillance and epidemic investigations/response as well as communicable and non-communicable diseases. The PHFP offers a two-year Field Epidemiology Training Program that is tenable at MakSPH and MoH. The Field Epidemiology Training Program is a training-through-service program in applied epidemiology and public health leadership. Enrolled Fellows develop competencies by providing valuable public health services to the Ministry of Health and District Health Teams. Currently, there are 21 Fellows enrolled on the program; 11 in their second year (Cohort 2017) and 10 in their first year (Cohort 2018).

Between July and September 2018, the Fellows continued to receive technical and financial support from the program as well as their host sites to implement a series of activities that are related to the program and host site expectations.

 

Uganda Field Epidemiology Training Program (Master of Public Health)

The Uganda Field Epidemiology Training Program (UFETP) was established in 1994 and is hosted by the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH). Graduates receive a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) upon completion of the program. It is one of the graduate programs at the School of Public in the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University. The MPH program is modeled around the Public Health Schools Without Walls (PHSWOW) concept, which places emphasis on a practical, field-oriented, competency-based training approach. The philosophy of the MPH program is to develop high quality and sustainable training strategies which produce public health practitioners and leaders who are competent enough to address public health challenges at the national, district, and community levels in Uganda and beyond.