Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP): a pathway to sustainable public health capacity development

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Authors:
Lopez A, Caceres V

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Number of pages: 6
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English

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This article describes the Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP), a public health capacity building training programme aimed at developing high-caliber field epidemiologists at various levels of the public health system.

The curriculum is competency-based, and is divided into a three-tiered training pyramid that corresponds to the needs at the local, district and central levels of the health system. Trainees at each tier spend about 20% of their time in the classroom and 80% in the field implementing what they have learned while being mentored by graduates of the programme.

Bibliography: Lopez A, Caceres V. Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP): a pathway to sustainable public health capacity development. Human Resources for Health 2008, 6:27