Understanding population movement patterns across borders is important to inform preparedness and Response activities for public health emergencies and prevention of disease spread across borders. Population mobility patterns across borders are assessed using Population Connectivity Across Borders (PoPCAB) tool kit. The Ministry of Health in Uganda in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Kenya organized PoPCAB activity along the Lwakhakha point of entry. The participants were drawn from Uganda MoH, Uganda FELTP fellows, Kenya FELTP Residents, FELTP field coordinators, and representative ...Read More
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Uganda was confirmed on the 20th of September 2022. Uganda borders Kenya to the west, with a very high population movement recorded between the two countries. Therefore, the Kenya Ministry of Health embarked on various key activities in preparation for any possible importation of EVD cases into the country. One such activity implemented through the Division of Disease Surveillance and Response (DDSR) and the Kenya FELTP was the training of health workers at....Read More
Following the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak declaration in Uganda, the Division of Disease Surveillance and Response in Kenya implemented all possible surveillance measures especially along its borders to ensure that no EVD case is reported in Kenya. The Ministry of Health prioritized the assessment to check on the preparedness of the Points of Entry (airports, One-Stop-Border posts, beaches) and isolation centers in 9 high risk counties which include:...Read More
On 9th October, Kiambu county notified the Division of Disease surveillance and Response (DDSR) of a confirmed cholera case. There were several suspected cases reported in several hospitals around Nairobi and Kiambu Counties following a wedding ceremony held on 8th October 2022 at Evas garden in Red....Read More
FELTP residents placed at Disease Surveillance and Response & Emergency Operation Centre, joined MOH staff from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda for the Population Connectivity Across Borders (PopCAB) TOT training held between 19th and 23rd September 2022 at Green Meadows Hotel in Tororo, Uganda. The objective of the training was to train teams from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda on Population Connectivity Across Borders (POPCAB) surveillance toolkit in order to ably prepare and respond to diseases of public health importance in their respective countries...Read More
Ten Kenya FELTP residents and alumni participated in the 11th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference in Panama. The conference which fell during the TEPHINET network’s 25th anniversary year was held at the Sheraton Grand Panama in Panama City, South America. The team comprised of 3 Basic Epi graduates, 1 IMPACT graduate, 2 Advanced level graduates and 4 Advanced level residents. The residents and alumni were accompanied by five members of faculty...Read More
Dr. Salim Hussein, a graduate of cohort 2 of the IMPACT Masters program in Kenya, was recognized as the 2022 Community Health Champion Award Winner by CORE Group. CORE Group convenes global community health professionals to share knowledge, evidence, and best practices, and then translates these into real...Read More
The International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases(ICEID) was first convened in 1998. The conference is held every 2–3 years and brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious diseases. The 11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) was held on August 7–10, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in Atlanta....Read More
In June 2022, the Kenya FELTP through the Ministry of Health initiated the recruitment of cohort 19 residents to the FELTP Advanced level Epidemiology training program. Seventy one applicants were shortlisted. During the interviews held on the 11th of October 2022, twenty applicants were selected for training. The interviews were conducted by the Ministry of Health, in conjunction with the various key stakeholders of the program. The successful applicants are expected to report by 28th November 2022 for the 2-year training in MSc. Field Epidemiology. The training will be offered by Kenya FELTP in conjunction with Moi University.
2022 FELTP COMPLETION CEREMONY
On Tuesday the 2nd of August 2022, the program held a joint completion ceremony for cohort 16 residents of the Advanced level and cohort 2&3 fellows of the IMPACT Masters Program who had acquired the competencies required by the training. The Program awarded each of these residents & fellows with a certificate of completion. The best 3 residents from each training program were also awarded a gift by the program.Read More
AFENET held a 5-day management retreat between 6th and 10th June 2022 at Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the retreat was "Consolidating the lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic in preparation for future public health emergencies through sustaining AFENET's strategic role and partnership with Ministries of Health".Read More
The Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (K-FELTP) and the Division of Disease Surveillance and Response (DDSR), implemented the enhanced surveillance of AFP from October 2021 to March 2022 in eight high-risk counties (Mandera, Marsabit. Wajir, Turkana, Garissa, Lamu, Tana River and Mombasa).Read More
In June 2021, the Kenya FELTP through the Ministry of Health initiated the recruitment of cohort 18 residents to the FELTP Advanced level training program. Twenty-one (21) applicants were successful in the final interviews and formed the 18th cohort of FELTP Advanced Level Training. The cohort reported on the 8th of November 2021 for the 2-year training in MSc. Field Epidemiology.