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Jordan FETP Launches Introductory Workshop for its 17th Cohort
    Jordan FETP Launches Introductory Workshop for its 17th Cohort
    August 23, 2020

    The 17th Cohort of the Jordan Field Epidemiology Training Program (JFETP) commenced their training, with the launch of the Advanced JFETP introductory workshop. The workshop, set to last over a period of two weeks, saw the participation of 12 public health professionals who together make up the program’s 17th cohort.
    Set to last over a period of two weeks, this introductory workshop enables participants to learn more about surveillance systems, data analysis, data interpretation, and the basics of epidemiology. The workshop saw the participation of 12 public health professionals who together make up the advanced program’s 17th cohort. After the two-week training period, participants will move on to complete other modules and fieldwork assignments making up the program’s requirements.JFETP 3JFETP 5
    The JFETP Advanced Program is a two-year program designed to build the capacity of health workers in Jordan. Adopting a learning-by-doing approach, the program provides its residents with the skills they need to fight against outbreaks such as COVID-19, through analyzing surveillance efforts, collecting, and interpreting data, and communicating results for informed decision making.
    Established in the year 1998, the program, to date, has contributed to major outbreak investigations in Jordan. It has also contributed to enhancing the visibility of the Jordan Ministry of Health (MoH) by increasing the number of publications the ministry releases. Furthermore, FETP residents and graduates have also presented abstracts for oral and poster presentations in regional and global conferences, alongside other achievements.

    Until recently, all Jordan FETP training activities were on-hold as FETP residents and graduates were involved in their country’s COVID-19 response efforts.