The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization and networking alliance of African Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs. AFENET is dedicated to helping ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, and sustainable programs with capacity to improve public health systems partnering with global public health experts. The network’s goal is to strengthen field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity to contribute effectively to addressing epidemics and other major public health problems in Africa.
AFENET currently operates in 28 African countries namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. (www.afenet.net).
VISION: A healthier Africa
MISSION: AFENET is committed to ensuring effective prevention and control of epidemics and other priority public health problems in Africa.
AFENET’s overall objective is to improve the capacity of health systems in Africa to manage disease outbreaks and other priority health problems. Our strategic priorities include:
• Field epidemiology capacity development
• Public health laboratory capacity development
• Public health disease surveillance and effective response
• Networking and collaboration
• AFENET’s institutional development
• Documentation ad publication
AFENET Nigeria comprises
• Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP)(Advanced)
• National Stop Transmission of Polio
• Nigeria Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Programme
• HIV Programme
• Presidential Malaria Initiative Programme