Hosted by the Ghanaian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP), this image depicts a scene from the May, 2009, West African sub-regional inter-agency workshop convened in Accra, Ghana, on behalf of West African FELTP residents, who’d gathered in order to establish a standard curriculum and training program, which would involve both, experts and institutions involved in animal, and human health issues. In this particular view, standing behind a West African class participant, Nigerian FELTP resident, Dr. Saheed Gidado, was discussing findings the attendee had compiled.
Extracted from the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory 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.