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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, that is 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. PHSWOW is 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 have had over 200 graduates who work in various posts in the public health sector in Zimbabwe.

Program Overview

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

  • It is a two-year program of classroom-based & field-based training in epidemiology & various 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 and health ecomomics

CURRICULUM 

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

 

  • 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.

2017 EVENTS

First year residents in the 2017/18 cohort during lecture reviewing case studies under the mentorship of second year residents.

Peer teaching in Action: Second year residents, 2016/17 cohort (Standing  Nomsa Ndhlela and Batsirai Mbodza) assisting first year residents review case studies.

August Monthly seminar 2017 : Second year resident, Sandra Murwira, presenting her study findings at the ministry of health and child care. The program prides in these dissemination meetings, which are held religiously every last Friday of the month. These dissemination meetings are attended by ministry officials, University Officials, residents and representatives from the civil society.

Visitors from the University of Washington attending the march monthly seminar where residents were presenting their research findings.

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