Captured during a gathering of Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) residents, this image depicts two NFELTP residents, at left, Dr. Patrick Nguku, and on the right, Dr. Saheed Gidado, as they were discussing findings they’d compiled during a recent investigation into an outbreak of a lead poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria.
Extracted from the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Training Program (NFELTP) Website:
“The NFELTP is a two-year, full-time training and service program in applied epidemiology. Residents of the program select one of three tracks for study: Medical Epidemiology, Laboratory Epidemiology and Management, or Veterinary Epidemiology."
"Unlike many training opportunities, FELTP is a fundamentally field-based program. The classroom instruction is intended to provide a background in the sciences and methodologies that support and give grounding to the activities that take place in the field. The didactic component will comprise 25% of the focus, while field assignment activities will make up 75% of the program."
For more on the NFELTP, see the link below.