PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE CAPACITY STRENGTHENING

ensuring effective prevention and control of epidemics and other priority public health challenges in Africa.

Health systems can only function with health workers. The equitable distribution of health services to all peoples in all community, state or country depends largely on the availability and accessibility of health workers. Inadvertently, the quality of health care and service delivery is consequent upon the quality of health workers available.

This is in pursuant of our commitment to ensuring effective prevention and control of epidemics and other priority public health challenges in Africa. A highly skilled, motivated, disciplined and supported workforce is catalytic towards this mission.

With a one health and shared priority approach with funding partners, AFENET Nigeria has led the way in implementing public health workforce capacity development programs with significant impact on the health status of the country.

Public Health Workforce Capacity Development Programs

Field Epidemiology and Laboratory training program (FELTP)

FETP is a 2-year field-based program. The Nigerian program was started in 2008 and is among the few programs offering a veterinary component to advance the One Health concept…

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Malaria Short course

Through funding support by the Presidents Malaria Initiative, the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) in collaboration with National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), offers a 3-month malaria short course.

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HIV and TB focused short trainings

AFENET HIV program provides support for NFELTP resident supervision and review of protocols on HIV program studies, HIV surveillance activities at the states and national level.

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Scientific writing Short Course

AFENET Nigeria regularly organizes Scientific Writing Workshops to build the capacity of researchers who no doubt constitutes a critical block in public health workforce.

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