As a response to the public health threats challenges, the Department of Health through the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) serves to promote evidence-based decision-making through the conduct of epidemiological investigations and implementation of disease surveillance systems.

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The goal of FETP is to improve the practice of epidemiology in the public health sector. Specifically, it aims to strengthen the epidemiological services in the following areas: 1) investigation of disease outbreaks; 2) reporting and analysis of disease surveillance data; 3) development of methodologies for disease prevention and control; and, 4) utilization of epidemiological information for planning, managing and evaluating health services.

DOH is encouraging promising candidates for FETP to apply for a slot in the program. Application form will be sent upon request.

Pre-screening of applicants will be conducted and interview of applicants will commence in November 2016.

For additional information or inquiry, interested parties may reach DOH at (02) 651-7800 local 2929 or email Dr. Vikki Carr de los Reyes (FETP Training Officer) at [email protected] or Ms. Carmina Balbin (FETP Program Officer) at [email protected] [email protected](DOH)

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