The Liberia Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in collaboration with the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) with funding from CDC organized a scientific writing workshop to support intermediate graduates to develop manuscripts with selected fieldwork reports they had undertaken during training. The workshop was held at Palm Spring Hotel in Monrovia from 3 -7 December 2018.
The workshop was facilitated by three AFENET scientific writers/associate editors Angela Kisakye and Lilian Bulage from Uganda, Delia Bandoh from Ghana and working closely with the FETP faculty members. The workshop participants were addressed by the CDC country Director for Liberia, Dr Desmond William who encouraged the participants to work hard and would as a team to get their work published. He also commended the team for the variety of topics they were writing on and urged them to make good use of this opportunity given them.
Participants worked on various topics including outbreak investigations on monkey pox, Lassa Fever, KAPs on Ebola vaccines, surveillance, analysis of maternal and child health systems, neglected tropical diseases such as Buruli ulcers and schistosomiasis among others.