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Field Epidemiology in Africa

This supplement is a sponsored collection of 14 articles, published in the Pan African Medical Journal. The supplement showcases the work of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) in Africa and highlights AFENET´s impact during the 5 years of its existence.

Guest editors: Dr Sheba Nakacubo Gitta, AFENET, Kampala, Uganda; Dr Peter Nsubuga, CDC, Atlanta, USA; Dr Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Makerere University School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; Dr Mufuta Tshimanga, Zimbabwe FELTP, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Contact: AFENET.org contact page







Contents

Pan Af Med J. 2011;10 (Supp 1):1

Field Epidemiology in Africa

Sheba Nakacubo Gitta, Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Mufuta Tshimanga

Field epidemiology involves the application of basic epidemiology principles in real time, at a specific place, and on specific people to solve public health problems especially emergencies. Africa has several opportunities for public health officials to practice field epidemiology as there are freq ...

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Pan Af Med J. 2011;10 (Supp 1):2

The genesis and evolution of the African Field Epidemiology Network

David Mukanga, Mufuta Tshimanga, Frederick Wurapa, Fred Binka, David Serwada, William Bazeyo, George Pariyo, Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Sheba Gitta, Stella Chungong, Murray Trostle, Peter Nsubuga

In an effort to contain the frequently devastating epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa launched the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy in an effort to strengthen surveillance and response. However, 36 sub-Saharan A ...

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Pan Af Med J. 2011;10 (Supp 1):3

The African Field Epidemiology Network - Networking for effective field epidemiology capacity building and service delivery

Gitta Nakacubo Sheba, David Mukanga, Rebecca Babirye, Melissa Dahlke, Mufuta Tshimanga, Peter Nsubuga

Networks are a catalyst for promoting common goals and objectives of their membership. Public Health networks in Africa are crucial, because of the severe resource limitations that nations face in dealing with priority public health problems. For a long time, networks have existed on the continent a ...

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Central African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program: building and strengthening regional workforce capacity in public health
Gervais Ondobo Andze, Abel Namsenmo, Benoit Kebella Illunga, Ditu Kazambu, Dieula Delissaint, Christopher Kuaban, Francois-Xavier Mbopi-Kéou, Wilfred Gabsa, Leopold Mulumba, Jean-Pierre Bangamingo, John Ngulefac, Melissa Dahlke, David Mukanga, Peter Nsubuga
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 4, 14 December 2011
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The Ethiopian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program: strengthening public health systems and building human resource capacity
Zegeye Hailemariam, Peter Wasswa, Olivia Namusisi, Sheba Gitta, Monica Musenero, David Mukanga
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 5, 14 December 2011
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One Health concept for strengthening public health surveillance and response through Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training in Ghana
Frederick Wurapa, Ebenezer Afari, Chima Ohuabunwo, Samuel Sackey, Christine Clerk, Simon Kwadje, Nathaniel Yebuah, Joseph Amankwa, George Amofah, Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 6, 14 December 2011
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The Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program: training skilled disease detectives
Isaac Ntahobakurira, Simon Antara, Tura Boru Galgalo, Jean Baptiste Kakoma, Corine Karema, Thierry Nyatanyi, Rutagwenda Theogene, Odette Mukabayire, David Lowrance, Pratima Raghunathan, Nicholas Ayibazibwe, David Mukanga, Peter Nsubuga, Agnes Binagwaho
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 7, 14 December 2011
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Public health systems strengthening in Africa: The role of South Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme
Lazarus Kuonza, Khin San Tint, Bernice Harris, Immaculate Nabukenya
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 8, 14 December 2011
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The Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program: building and transforming the public health workforce
Peter Mmbuji, David Mukanga, Janeth Mghamba, Ahly Mohamed, Fausta Mosha, Azima Simba, Sembuche Senga, Candida Moshiro, Innocent Semali, Italia Rolle, Stefan Wiktor, Suzzane McQueen, Peter McElroy, Peter Nsubuga
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 9, 14 December 2011
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The West Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, a strategy to improve disease surveillance and epidemic control in West Africa
Evariste Mutabaruka, Mamadou Sawadogo, Zekiba Tarnagda, Laurent Ouédraogo, Lassana Sangare, Badolo Ousmane, Yassa Ndjakani, Olivia Namusisi, David Mukanga, Michele Evering-Watley, Sennen Hounton, Peter Nsubuga
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 10, 14 December 2011
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Two decades of post-graduate training in applied public health: the experience and challenges of the Uganda Public Health School Without Walls
Raymond Tweheyo, Christine Nalwadda, Nicholas Ayebazibwe, David Mukanga, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, William Bazeyo
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 11, 15 December 2011
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Strengthening field epidemiology in Africa: The Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program
Mufuta Tshimanga, Notion Gombe, Gerald Shambira, Ndlovu Nqobile
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 12, 15 December 2011
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Paradigm shift: contribution of field epidemiology training in advancing “One Health” approach to strengthen disease surveillance and outbreak investigations in Africa
Monday Busuulwa, Sheba Nakacubo Gitta, Peter Wasswa, Olivia Namusisi, Aloysius Bingi, Monica Musenero, David Mukanga
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 13, 15 December 2011
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Public health laboratory systems development in East Africa through training in laboratory management and field epidemiology
Fausta Mosha,Joseph Oundo,David Mukanga, Kariuki Njenga, Peter Nsubuga
Pan Afr Med J. 2011; 10(Suppl 1): 14, 15 December 2011
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