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South Africa FETP Cohort XIII Enrollment and Orientation

Cohort XIII of the South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program (SAFETP) began their 2-year training. Orientation week was held at the National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD). This Cohort is composed of 7 residents: Hellen Kgatla, Masingita Makamu, Zandile Nukeri, Mahlape Mahlape Tiiti, Jessica Ann Yun, Idah Rikhotso and Thembekile Zwane. Four of the residents are registered with the University of Pretoria (UP) and three at the Witwatersrand University (WITS). Dr. Mahlape Mahlape Tiiti is from the neighboring country of Lesotho. She completed the Frontline course conducted by SAFELTP in Lesotho 2018.

SAFELTP Scientific Seminar
The South Africa FETP hosted the first Scientific Seminar for 2019 on 17 January 2019 at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). Second year residents made 10 presentations during the seminar. The topics presented include;

Topics presented at the 1st SAFETP Scientific Seminar 2019, NICD on 17 January 2019 

Evaluation of the South African National Antenatal Sentinel Survey as a HIV surveillance system 2011 - 2017 Makae Mojalefa
Prevalence and patterns of Occupational injuries among workers in the National Health Laboratory Services(NHLS) in south Africa Makhubele Matimba
Spatiotemporal trends of schistosomiasis - South Africa, 2011-2015 De Boni Liesl
Anthrax outbreak in Hippos in Liwonde National Park, Malawi Mapemba Daniel
Pertussis outbreak in the Nelson Mandela Bay District, January-December 2018 Neti Mzimasi
Evaluation of the completeness of breast cancer data at the South African National Cancer Registry, 2007-2014 Ndlovu Babongile
An epidemiology of Hepatitis B virus infection among the general population of South Africa, 2017-2018 Mashau Mashudu
Treatment outcomes among TB patients in Gauteng clinics, 2017 Nyawose Goodman
Investigation of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli outbreak in a household: Sinoville - Pretoria, November 2018 Gavhi Fhatuwani
Key findings associated with HIV epidemic among public school educators in South Africa, 2016  
Matjokotja Tebogo  


Statistical Tools Module
South Africa FETP together with program alumni ran a Statistical Tools Module titled: Introduction to Statistical tools, for first year residents (4) registered at the University of Pretoria. The following statistical tools were introduced, Access, Epi Info, Google Forms, Microsoft Excel, R & R studio, Red Cap and Stata. The module was conducted at the National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD).