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Kadoma City Health Department is one of the flagship sites for the ZimFETP programme were residents are attached for their field attachment for 14 months.On Friday 22 November the Kadoma city health department conducted a congratulatory party for two cadres who had successfully completed their studies in 2019, one public health officer who had completed…

The 2019 edition of the University of Zimbabwe Annual Medical Research Day was held on the 19th of October at Rainbow Towers. This year’s theme was “Innovative Research for Health Care”. The Director of Institute of Continuing Health Education (ICHE)- Mr C A Samkange welcomed all members present and highlighted that the Annual Medical Research…

The 25th cohort of the Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program (2017-2018) graduated on the 20th of September 2019 at a colourful ceremony officiated by the Chancellor and president of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. Graduates were drawn from nine faculties of the university of Zimbabwe with 3 132 graduating with Bachelor of Science Degrees, 760 with…

The Zimbabwe College of Public Health Physicians (ZCPHP) held its annual conference at the Golden Conifer from the 5th to the 6th of September. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Preparedness and Response to Public Health Emergencies in Zimbabwe’. In the past few years, Zimbabwe has experienced public health emergencies which include disease outbreaks, road traffic…

The programme held the July monthly seminar on the last Friday of the month. In attendance were Dr Maradzika, Dr Jokomo, Dr Shamu and the chairman Dr January all from the Department of Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe. Also present were programme residents, ZimFETP staff and Dr Manangazira, Director Epidemiology and Disease Control in the…

Since inception of the Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Programme in 1993 under the Public Health Schools Without Walls strategy, times have changed especially with globalisation and the world becoming one global village. In order to keep the MPH FETP programme relevant to the needs of the changing public health goals of Zimbabwe and beyond, there…

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces Health Services (ZDF HS) held their annual health conference at The Elephant Hills hotel in Victoria Falls during the first week of July 2019. The conference serves as a platform for learning, sharing information and experiences in the ever changing health fraternity. In addition, the conference is used to track progress…

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…

As true public health practitioners, the ZimFETP staff took time from their busy schedule to take part in the national clean-up day for the month of May. Declared by President Mnangagwa in December 2018, national clean-up day is held every first Friday of each calendar month from 8a.m to 10a.m at every home, workplace, public…

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…

It is with a heavy heart that we have learnt of the passing on of one of the ZIMFETP Alumni Dr Mandy Sibanda-Dhlamini. She passed away Saturday 13 April 2019 following a complication after having given birth to her third child. Very soft spoken and eloquent, Mandy was loved by many, both colleagues and friends….

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…

As part of the competency based training programme, residents spend 16 months in the field attached to a training site under the supervision of experienced mentors, most of which are also alumni of the programme. A field policy manual is used to guide residents on field activities and quarterly assessments are conducted by the health…

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. In the picture, L-R: Ms T Juru (Senior Assistant Field Coordinator,ZIMFETP), Dr (AFENET Executive Director),…

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….

In picture: First year residents during their end of module class test in Epidemiology

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.

In the picture: Participants with WHO Director General Dr Tedros at WHO HQ Geneva. In attendance was Professor Tshimanga, the ZIMFETP Director and chairman of the AFENET board. Last year in 2018, The Task Force for Global Health, TEPHINET’s parent organisation, convened a meeting of key leaders and stakeholders from across the globe working to…

The Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology 2019-2020 cohort started lectures on the 21st of January 2019 and are very excited as they begin their great journey in the field of Epidemiology. Enrolled in the cohort are 10 full time residents and they comprise 6 medical officers, 2 pharmacists and 2 environmental health officers. Also enrolled are 6…

The program submitted 10 abstracts for consideration for the 67th EIS conference to be held in Atlanta 16-19 April 2018. Amongst the submitted abstracts, Ms Zvanaka Sithole’s  abstract entitled “ Viral Load Suppression among Adolescents on Anti-Retroviral Therapy, Harare City, Zimbabwe, 2017” was selected for an oral presentation.  The program has consistently submitted abstracts to…

  The program is favorably regarded both locally and internationally as producing high quality graduates. It has become a model for the demonstration of a successful integration and collaboration between American Universities and Colleges. In February 2018, two-second year residents from the ZIMFETP travelled to Seattle to the University of Washington for a six-week MPH…

  On the 24th of January 2018, the TEPHINET Global Accrediting Body reached the decision to confer full accreditation upon the Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology training program ( ZIMFETP) making it one of the eight programs to be accredited worldwide. ZIMFETP becomes one of the only three African countries to be accredited after Kenya and Cameroon….

  The program enrolled 10 full time and 4 part-time residents who started their didactics on the of 12th January 2018. Thus far they have covered the first and second academic blocks consisting of Public health Philosophy (Mod 1.1), Epidemiology and Field research (Mod 1.2), Biostatics and Statistical Computing (Mod 1.3), Health System Research (Mod…

 
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