Workforce Development

Central to public health workforce development is CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), which trains field epidemiologists in developing countries. Graduates of these programs have the skills to collect, analyze and interpret disease information, using evidence to take quick action and save lives.

Individual countries and ministries of health own the program, which are tailored to meet the needs of each country, recognizing differences in disease burdens, cultures, priorities, partners, capacities and public health systems.

India

NEED

A key priority of the Global Health Security Agenda and a major strategic objective of CDC India is the development of strong cadres of public health workers.

INTERVENTION

Expand the India Field Epidemiology Training Program to increase country capacity for disease surveillance and outbreak investigation

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Workforce development

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$1.5 million

Vietnam

NEED

Key to addressing the challenges of outbreak detection, prevention and response in Vietnam is the development of a public health workforce with solid practical epidemiological skills.

INTERVENTION

Expand the Field Epidemiology Training Program in Vietnam

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Workforce development

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$1.6 million

Haiti

NEED

Improve Haiti's public health workforce capacity in business administration to ensure proper management of public health projects.

INTERVENTION

Support the Field Epidemiology Training Program and provide community health workers with surveillance training and training in business management software

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Workforce development

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$4.6 million

Sierra Leone

NEED

Currently, the Field Epidemiology Training Program relies on technical support from international mentors to maintain program quality.

INTERVENTION

Strengthen the Field Epidemiology Training Program so that graduates can serve as mentors for future cohorts

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Workforce development

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$3.1 million

Funding Needed
$10,800,000