Excellence in Reporting Science Writing Workshop 2019

The Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program (ZimFETP) held its annual writing workshop from the 3rd to the 7th of June 2019 at a local hotel in Harare. The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the scientific writing skills of participants with the ultimate goal of publishing in peer reviewed public health journals. Participants are drawn from …

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Rwanda FELTP visits Zimbabwe

The Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (RFELTP) steering committee spent a week in Zimbabwe interacting and learning from their counterparts at ZimFETP and supporting partners. The delegation from the University of Rwanda was led by Prof Aline Umbuye, Dean School of Public Health and Professor Joseph NTAGANIRA, Coordinator RFELTP. Also in the group …

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ZIMFETP Responds to Cyclone Idai Disaster

Cyclone Idai is regarded as one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Southern Africa. This cyclone brought strong winds and caused severe flooding and mudslides in Madagascar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique. In Zimbabwe, 181 people were killed, 183 injured and 347 people were missing as of 5 April 2019. In addition, an estimated 50 000 households and …

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February Monthly Seminar

The programme held the February monthly seminar as usual at the MOHCC boardroom at Kaguvi Building, Harare and this time, the seminar was graced by AFENET Executive Director, Dr Chima Ohuabunwo who was in the country on a working visit.

Strengthening Health Systems in Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwe MOHCC in collaboration with ZIMFETP and WHO started the implementation of the competency-based leadership, management and epidemiology training program for recent medical graduates who been deployed as District Medical Officers (DMOs). The training program is a 6 month-long on-the-job training with intensive mentorship to better equip DMOs to discharge their duties more efficiently. …

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Epi Info Training

During their third week in the Epidemiology module, residents are taken through a training manual as a learning guide to enable operation of Epi Info version 3.5, a statistical package used to analyse data. Training is facilitated by second year MPH FETP residents with guidance from the assistant field coordinators.