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EFETP Welcomes 7th Cohort Residents

The Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) has warmly welcomed the 7th cohort of residents at a reception held on November 2, 2015 at the Addis Ababa University’s School of Public Health, Zewditu campus. 

A round introduction of the new residents, program coordinators and representatives was made by Dr. Adamu Addissie, academic coordinator for the EFETP from Addis Ababa University. 

Representatives of SPH-AAU, FMoH, CDC-Ethiopia and EPHA have also delivered opening remarks.

In his opening Speech, Dr. Wakgari Deressa, Dean of School of Public Health (SPH), welcomed the residents and spoke at length about the two-year postgraduate program.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tatek Anbessie, Program Director at FMOH emphasized on the contribution of the training in managing different public health emergencies in Ethiopia and especially combating the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  He added that, the FMoH is expanding the program to other seven Universities. The expansion includes Field Laboratory track launching in one of these Universities. 

He also touched on the relevance of the training in bringing to fruition the new Health Sector Transformation Plan /HSTP/ launched by the FMoH. 

Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen, Executive Director of EPHA, welcomed the residents once again and urged them to exert maximum efforts to shoulder a huge responsibility in strengthening surveillance and public health emergencies management. He also reaffirmed that EPHA is highly motivated to support this program to ensure quality and efficiency.  

A representative from CDC-Ethiopia, Dr. Tekeste Kebede, said on his part that CDC-Ethiopia is committed to make all possible efforts to support the program to the best of its level.  

At the end of the Program, specific orientation was delivered by the Program coordinators from FMoH, AAU-SPH, EPHA and CDC Dr. Zegeye Hailemariam, Dr. Adamu Addissie, Dr. Alemayehu Bekele and Dr. Lucy Boulager respectively. 

A total of 17 residents were enrolled from Oromia, Amhara, SNNPR Benishangul-Gumuz regions and the Federal Police Hospital.

EFETP is aimed at edifying professionals, who are responsible for strengthening the Ethiopian public health emergency management system through the employment of epidemic investigation, emergency response and surveillance. 

Since the launch of the program in 2009, a total of 81 health professionals have been graduated and deployed back to their duty stations.

EFETP Welcomes 7th Cohort Residents

 

The Ethiopia Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) has warmly welcomed the 7th cohort of residents at a reception held on November 2, 2015 at the Addis Ababa University’s School of Public Health, Zewditu campus.

A round introduction of the new residents, program coordinators and representatives was made by Dr. Adamu Addissie, academic coordinator for the EFETP from Addis Ababa University.

Representatives of SPH-AAU, FMoH, CDC-Ethiopia and EPHA have also delivered opening remarks.

In his opening Speech, Dr. Wakgari Deressa, Dean of School of Public Health (SPH), welcomed the residents and spoke at length about the two-year postgraduate program.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tatek Anbessie, Program Director at FMOH emphasized on the contribution of the training in managing different public health emergencies in Ethiopia and especially combating the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  He added that, the FMoH is expanding the program to other seven Universities. The expansion includes Field Laboratory track launching in one of these Universities.

 He also touched on the relevance of the training in bringing to fruition the new Health Sector Transformation Plan /HSTP/ launched by the FMoH.

Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen, Executive Director of EPHA, welcomed the residents once again and urged them to exert maximum efforts to shoulder a huge responsibility in strengthening surveillance and public health emergencies management. He also reaffirmed that EPHA is highly motivated to support this program to ensure quality and efficiency. 

A representative from CDC-Ethiopia, Dr. Tekeste Kebede, said on his part that CDC-Ethiopia is committed to make all possible efforts to support the program to the best of its level. 

At the end of the Program, specific orientation was delivered by the Program coordinators from FMoH, AAU-SPH, EPHA and CDC Dr. Zegeye Hailemariam, Dr. Adamu Addissie, Dr. Alemayehu Bekele and Dr. Lucy Boulager respectively.

A total of 17 residents were enrolled from Oromia, Amhara, SNNPR Benishangul-Gumuz regions and the Federal Police Hospital.

EFETP is aimed at edifying professionals, who are responsible for strengthening the Ethiopian public health emergency management system through the employment of epidemic investigation, emergency response and surveillance.

Since the launch of the program in 2009, a total of 81 health professionals have been graduated and deployed back to their duty stations.