Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) Compiled Body of Works in Field Epidemiology

Abebe, Getachew (2015) Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) Compiled Body of Works in Field Epidemiology. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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The Ethiopian Field Epidemiology training program (EFETP) is a competency based training and inservice program in applied epidemiology and public health domain. The program is a two years field based Masters Program and dedicated, through a combination of 25% classroom learning and 75% on-the-job training and service to applied field oriented public health practice. The objective of this program is to build up public health capacity throughout the country. It is expected that residents spend 75% of the program time in the field assignment location (field base) by performing their expected out puts. The School of Public Health/Addis Ababa University, the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia / Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), and the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) / CDC Ethiopia are running the program in collaboration. This document is compiled body of works accomplished during the two years time in the field epidemiology training program in Addis Ababa university- School of public health. This compiled body of works has nine sections or chapters which all of them were completed during the residency time of the program. All the nine parts are expected minimum outputs during the residency period. These are outbreak investigation (both Measles outbreaks in Fogera of Amhara and Chewaka woreda of Oromyia), report of analysis of surveillance data (magnitude of all form TB in Amhara region from 2010-2013), evaluation of measles and malaria surveillance system (in Jawi woreda of Awi zone during June/2014), description of a health profile report (in Jawi woreda of Awi zone, during March/2014), writing of finalized scientific manuscript for peer reviewed journals (on Fogera measles and Chewaka measles), abstract submission for presentation in scientific conferences (measles and on tuberculosis), writing a protocol/proposal on an epidemiologic research project (assessment of LLINs utilization in high risk groups in malaria control in Jawi district May/2015), summary of a disaster situation visited/conducting a risk assessment in( North Gondar, South Gondar and West Gojjam zones). The purpose of outbreak investigation was to provide guidance on interventions to be taken in the control & prevention of the disease distribution. The surveillance evaluation was carried out in Jawi, Awi zone, Amhara regional state, North West Ethiopia in June/2014. This surveillance system evaluation was done by taking the Jawi district health office, two health centers (Jawi and work meda health centers), and five health posts. The health profile assessment was also performed in Jawi woreda, Awi Zone and the findings were communicated with woreda health office head. I have also written two abstracts and submitted to the 2015 EIS conference. Data analysis on the magnitude of tuberculosis in Amhara region, on four years data set.Meher assessment in South Gondar, North Gondar and West Gojjam Zones of Amhara region were incorporated in this body of works as a narrative report of disaster situation visited. A finalized epidemiologic research project proposal entitled ―assessment of LLINs utilization in high risk groups in malaria control in Jawi district, Amhara, North West Ethiopia‖ was written and included as one part of this compiled body of works. In order to accomplish all the above nine outputs of residency and other additional works, I experienced different techniques and methods which helped me to gain a good experience and practice in public health activities at field and in office during office hours. Other activities such as provision of training for public health emergency management (PHEM) officers working at different levels (regional to health facility level) on public health surveillance and response were also undertaken. The trainings were organized by the Amhara regional health bureau, Public health emergency core process. The regional and national review meetings were attended in 2014. Great opportunity was also obtained and training was organized in UAE-Dubai city by MENTOR malaria initiative on malaria and other vector borne diseases.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Emmanuel Ndorimana
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 09:29

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