18 healthcare workers enrolled in Lesotho Cohort V Frontline FETP
“If we have a public health threat in Lesotho, we have formidable front liners to defend and protect the country,” says Lesotho FETP Program Director, as Lesotho enrolls Cohort V Frontline FETP.
The Ministry of Health, Lesotho with financial and technical support from the United State Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), commenced the training of 18 healthcare workers enrolled in the Cohort V Frontline FETP. The trainees who work at the national and sub-national levels of the health system were selected from human health, animal health, public health laboratory, port health, and non-communicable disease control programs.
At the orientation ceremony held on April 25th, 2023, at Avani Maseru Hotel, while welcoming the participants, Dr Tsepang Lekhela, FETP Program Director who represented the Ministry of Health said, “We can confidently say that if we have a public health threat in Lesotho, we have a formidable frontliners to defend and protect the country.” We will improve the public health of the nation and effectively contribute to regional and global health security. Dr Obafemi Babalola, Lesotho FETP Resident Advisor reiterates the importance of health workforce capacity development and assured the participants of the transformative impact of the FETP program for effective and efficient global health security and national development.