Captured in 2012, at an unknown location, this image depicts a number of Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents at work, seated with a group of local inhabitants, from whom information had been gathered either in the form of questionnaires, or survey data. Here, the residents were analyzing, and recording this salient data, which they’d use to possibly track and trace disease pathogens, or toxins, or strategized their next moves in what might have been an outbreak investigation
The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading. See the links below, for more on the FETP.