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ZIMFETP

The Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) was established in 1993 as one of the Public Health Schools Without Walls (PHSWOW)

ACHIEVEMENTS

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Over 20 years of training since its inception in 1993 to date the ZimFETP has recorded a number of successes in line with its vision and objectives.

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We have trained more than 200 graduates, we have the capacity to recruit, train, and use public health practitioners to sustain the public health infrastructure and improve delivery of services at national, provincial, district, and municipal health authority level.

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Graduates in leadership positions thus from Director to Permanent Secretary level.

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Outbreak investigations & Public health programme evaluations carried out:

ABOUT

Vision & Mission

To help the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare create a permanent capacity to recruit, train, and use public health practitioners to sustain the public health infrastructure and improve delivery of services at national, provincial, district, and municipal health authority level.

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Background

In 1992, the Rockefeller Foundation funded the Public Health Schools Without Walls (PHSWOW) program, a two-year study program that trains health professionals in field epidemiology and leads to a Master of Public Health.

In 2000, CDC started funding the program. Since then, the program has graduated over 200 trainees who work in various posts in the public health sector in Zimbabwe.

Program Overview

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Its a two-year program
  • of classroom-based & field-based training,
  • in epidemiology & various other public health disciplines

ELIGEBILITY

  • Applicants should hold a university degree in medicine or health sciences, plus at least three years’ work experience.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • 40% Classroom-based, 60% Field-based
  • Skills acquired in epidemiology, management,
  • behavioral sciences, communicable diseases, health ecomomics

CURRICULUM 

The course schedule is organized into two alternating academic and field blocks. Trainees take courses in the following disciplines:

Computer skills, descriptive epidemiology, biostatistics and demography, Health promotion, communication skills, Analytic Epidemiology and biostatistics; maternal and child health, family planning; communicable diseases Environmental and occupational health, Health service planning and management and health economics

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How we work?

  • EXAM

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    Trainees are required to take and pass regularly scheduled tests and a final exam for each of the academic courses taken. In addition, trainees develop a thesis project based on one of the field investigations undertaken during the field attachment.

  • SUPERVISION

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    Trainees are required to take and pass regularly scheduled tests and a final exam for each of the academic courses taken. In addition, trainees develop a thesis project based on one of the field investigations undertaken during the field attachment.

  • PROGRAM GOAL

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    The goal of the program is to produce public health practitioners who possess the knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes required to assume leadership roles within the public health system of Zimbabwe.

"Create with the heart; build with the mind."

CRISS JAMI

Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum.

Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.

"We are all constructed out of our self dialogue."

BRYANT MCGILL

Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum.

Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.

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