Captured during a gathering of Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP), this image depicted three FELTP experts in the realm of epidemiologic field work. From left to right were Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiologist, Dr. Nyki Preacely, followed by NFELTP resident, Dr. Saheed Gidado, and at right, Dr. Patrick Nguku, also a NFELTP resident. This meeting included a discussion delving into findings they’d compiled during a recent investigation into an outbreak of a lead poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria.
“United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) FELTP program responded to a request from the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to build capacity for epidemiology. Under the program, USAID funded the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP). The two-year program was designed to build the capacity of entry- and mid-level health professionals in applied epidemiology, surveillance, and enhanced public health practice. FELTP officers and graduates apply use their skills to strengthen the country’s public health surveillance and response systems and improve disease detection, control, and prevention.”
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