Ministry of Public Health and Population Primary Health Sector General Directorate of Disease Control and Surveillance Yemen Field Epidemiology Training Program
YEMEN FETP NEWSLETTER | Issue 2-2016
Read in this Issue Welcome Speech by Y-FETP Director Y-FETP Participated in the TEPHINET Program Directors Meeting - Madrid, Spain 27-29 June 2016 Y-FETP Third Cohort Residents Completed their First Assignment at 33 Central Ministry Programs Y-FETP was Invited to GHSA Workshop on Regional Strategic Framework for Human Health Workforce Development on Epidemiology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 9-10 May 2016 Y-FETP Facilitated the Training Workshops Towards Launching the Pilot Microcephaly Surveillance System EMPHNET Offers Technical Support for Building In-country Capacity in Disease Detection, Outbreak Response, and Health Security Funded by Biosecurity Engagement Program Y-FETP Conduct Four Dissemination Workshops to Share Findings from the Second Cohort Planned Studies Y-FETP Participated in the National Strategy for Dengue Control Workshop, Sana'a, 2627 June, 2016 Y-FETP Graduates and Residents Conducted Eight Outbreaks Investigation Y-FETP Launched the First Issue of its Quarterly Bilingual Arabic/ English Newsletter
YEMEN FETP NEWSLETTER | Issue 2-2016
Welcome Speech Dr. Abdul Hakeem Al Kohlani Y-FETP director
While recognizing the challenges and difficulties we are facing, our accomplishments during the past three months reflect the commitment, dedication and diligence of our staff. The first issue of our Y-FETP Newsletter was greatly welcomed and this makes us all, at the program, very proud. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who congratulate us, commented on our newsletter, and who visited our web sites at: (http://www.yfetp.com/). During this quarter, we concentrate on strengthening capacities in areas of surveillance, preparedness and response to disease outbreak and emergencies. Our residents and graduates conducted during this quarter eight outbreaks investigation that its helped rapid containments. Furthermore, the findings from these field investigations were shared with relevant stakeholders to take actions to prevent its further spread and recurrence. Furthermore, our program participated in the national strategy for dengue control workshop.
We continue working to strengthen our public health system through participating in launching a pilot surveillance system for microcephaly under the guidance of the National Zika Preparedness Committee and with support from the World Health Organization (WHO). Such pilot systems –after evaluation- could be the corner stone towards establishing a congenital birth defect surveillance in Yemen. Furthermore, our program conducted three dissemination workshops to share the findings from third cohort residents' planned studies with different stakeholders where steps forwards to strengthen the health system in view of these findings were taken. Our achievements continue to mount as we maintain focus on workforce development. Third cohort residents completed the first assignment for three months where they spend one to five-day short rotations at 33 central ministry programs. During these rotations they learned how to better support these programs. They also gained the experience of working through the health system. The Y-FETP also secured the EMPHNET technical support for conducting BEP planned trainings.
These trainings aim to develop incountry workforce capacity in disease detection, outbreak response, and health security. This will ensure the quality of these trainings through benefiting from the vast EMPHNET building capacity experience. Within our role as members of a program that relies heavily on exchange and learning from the experience
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