CDC Supports Second Cohort of Epidemiology Training in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus
On October 2, the South Caucasus Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program (EESC FETP-I) started its fourth training workshop in Georgia. During the workshop, participants worked together to study the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. They analyzed data and created presentations with their mentors, as well as advisors from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partner organizations, including Dr. Tushar Singh, the CDC Georgia Country Office Director. 25 participants, including public health professionals and veterinarians, and 13 mentors were chosen from five countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program is a 10-month program that trains public health professionals to investigate disease outbreaks, develop disease surveillance systems, conduct epidemiologic studies, and communicate public health findings. Over 10,000 FETP graduates have come from more than 70 countries worldwide. In 2021, the CDC Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office launched the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Intermediate for Eastern Europe and South Caucasus countries.