Mozambique Field Epidemiology Training Program (Moz-FETP) launched the first cohort of the 3 months frontline training program, on 30 August 2021 in Maputo.
The Mozambique FETP Frontline program aims to strengthen the country's epidemiological capacity at the district level and intends to make an effective disease detection, research, control and prevention by training public health professionals in field epidemiology. The FETP Frontline Program is supported by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET).
Cohort I frontline trainees undertook workshop one from 30 August – 3 September 2021 in Maputo. Trainees were selected with priority given to Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture Center Level. Workshop topics covered; Introduction to public health, Surveillance, Data collection, Case definitions, Line list, Data quality, Summarizing qualitative and quantitative data, Interpreting surveillance data and Monitoring and evaluation (M&E), the use of Excel and SWOT analysis. The second didactic workshop is slated for 27 September –1 October 2021.