GHD/EMPHNET Supports Third Workshop for Tunisia Field Epidemiology Training Program
The Tunisia Field Epidemiology Training Program (T-FETP) conducted the third training workshop, titled Surveillance and Control of Epidemic Diseases, for its first cohort. Taking place in Tunis between February 5 and 9, 2018, the workshop focused on enhancing the participants’ knowledge and skills in intervention epidemiology, particularly in implementing public health functions in the areas of zoonotic, food as well as water-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance, prevention, and control. These are considered priority diseases in public health and are the main sources of epidemics and outbreaks in Tunisia.
Specific topics covered during the workshop included epidemiology of zoonoses, foodborne diseases, water-borne diseases and vector-borne diseases; methods of surveillance, outbreak investigation and methods of control. The sessions also covered topics pertaining to vectors and animal reservoirs or hosts; intersectoral collaboration, including the One Health approach, to control these scourges; evaluation of measures and control programs for these priority diseases; environmental epidemiology methods; and ecological studies.
This workshop will be followed by eight weeks of field work.