ZimFETP Reviews the MPH FETP Curriculum

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 was need to revise the MPH FETP curriculum to ensure production of graduates that have the skills and competencies to be effective public health practitioners. ZimFETP staff met at a local hotel during the first week of July to review the MPH FETP regulations and the curriculum. Also in attendance were two University of Washington exchange students, the chairperson of the University of Zimbabwe, Department of Community Medicine and a senior member of the academic staff. The draft regulations and curriculum will undergo further review within the university structures until the final product is obtained.

Simbarashe Chiwanda (Assistant field coordinator, ZimFETP) Miss Tsitsi Juru (Snr assistant field coordinator, ZimFETP), Dr Notion Gombe (Regional technical coordinator, AFENET), Gregory Zane and Helena Archer (University of Washington MPH exchange students). Seated is ZimFETP programme director, Prof Mufuta Tshimanga.
Part of the team brainstorming during one of the discussion sessions.