U.S. Supports Malawi’s Disease Outbreak Response

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with Malawi’s Ministry of Health, on March 22 coordinated a graduation ceremony in Blantyre, Malawi for Malawi’s third cohort of Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Frontline trainees.  These seven Malawian Ministry of Health and Agriculture officials successfully completed a 3-month rigorous training program during which they gained skills to generate and use data to guide public health actions and investigate and respond to potential outbreak of illnesses such as cholera.  Setiala Kanyanda, FETP Program Manager at Malawi’s Ministry of Health, and Andrew Auld, CDC-Malawi Country Director, presented completion certificates and congratulated the successful trainees.  To learn more about FETP and CDC’s work in Malawi, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/countries/malawi/