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Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP): a pathway to sustainable public health capacity development

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, December 2008
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Title
Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP): a pathway to sustainable public health capacity development
Published in
Human Resources for Health, December 2008
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-6-27
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Authors

Augusto López, Victor M Cáceres

Abstract

The Central America Field Epidemiology Training Program (CA FETP) is a public health capacity-building training programme aimed at developing high-caliber field epidemiologists at various levels of the public health system. It began in 2000 as part of the effort to rebuild public health infrastructure in six Central American and Caribbean countries following the devastation of Hurricanes Mitch and Georges in late 1998. Since then, the CA FETP has evolved from one regional training programme managed by CDC to several national FETPs with each country assuming ownership of its domestic programme. The curriculum is competency-based, and is divided into a three-tiered training pyramid that corresponds to the needs at the local, district and central levels of the health system. Trainees at each tier spend about 20% of their time in the classroom and 80% in the field implementing what they have learned while being mentored by graduates of the programme. FETP trainees have responded to multiple natural disasters and conducted hundreds of investigations including surveillance evaluations, outbreak responses and planned studies. Also graduates of the CA FETP are assuming influential positions in their respective ministries. As countries meet the challenge of institutionalizing their programmes, the CA FETP concept will increasingly be recognized as a model for sustainable public health capacity development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Thailand 1 1%
Unknown 80 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 13 16%
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Master 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 16 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 9%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 18 22%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2020.
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#3,786,158
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#463
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#17,954
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Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#2
of 8 outputs
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