Captured during a gathering of Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) residents, this image depicts a number of resident-attendees posing alongside former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Dr. Tom Frieden (center), and Director of the U.S. CDC Country Mission in Kenya, Dr. Kevin M. De Cock, standing to the right of Dr. Frieden. Dr. Patrick Nguku, NFELTP resident, is standing to the left of Dr. Frieden.
Extracted from the Nigeria FELTP 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.