Established in 2004, the Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
(K-FELTP) is a Division within the Directorate of Public Health in the Ministry of
Health (MOH). The program started as a collaboration between
the MoH and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recognition
of the need to have a skilled public health workforce that supports the surveillance
systems, respond to public health emergencies and use data for decision making. Our
key mandate is to increase epidemiological capacity in Kenya. We were accredited by The
Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) in
2017 and is one of the first two FETP programs to be accredited in Africa.
To be a leading training program in applied epidemiology that contributes to
the strengthening of health systems and improves the health of the people of Kenya and the global community.
To build a sustainable network of skilled applied epidemiologists who can
measurably improve public health services through training while in service,
efficient and effective investigation and response to public health emergencies,
building strong surveillance systems, and conducting operational research to
improve public health in Kenya and beyond.
Our Core Values
Accountability and transparency,
Evidence-based decision making,
Collaboration and Networking,
To strengthen public health capacity by developing a cadre of health professionals
with advanced skills in applied epidemiology and laboratory management
To contribute to research activities on priority public health problems
To strengthen national and regional capacity to respond to public health emergencies
To strengthen national surveillance systems
To strengthen laboratory participation in surveillance and field investigations
To improve communications and networking of public health practitioners and researchers
Our Key Functions
To train optimal numbers of field epidemiologists for the Ministry of Health (MoH)
and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) through a two-year master’s
training in field epidemiology offered by Moi University
To provide technical support to national and county levels for the investigation of
public health emergencies, supporting surveillance and use of surveillance data, conducting
operational research, and providing epidemiological support both in communicable and
To build the capacity of health workers at the county and national level who are
proficient in both Basic and Intermediate level epidemiology.
To coordinate public health leadership training in the
“Improving Public Health Management for Action”
Program in collaboration with the CDC, as well as Kenyatta
University as the academic partner.
Meet the team of people who give their time and skills to fulfill our mandate.