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Table 2 Number of residents and graduates of a field epidemiology training programme * as of August 2012

From: An evaluation of the global network of field epidemiology and laboratory training programmes: a resource for improving public health capacity and increasing the number of public health professionals worldwide

World Health Organization region Africa Americas Europe Eastern Mediterranean Southeast Asia Western Pacific Total
Residents enrolled in 2012 290 379* 183 101 105 218 1108
Graduates since FETP first offered 574 4101* 546 291 310 1158 6980
Countries with an FETP or FE(L)TP Ethiopia Argentina Central Asia Egypt India-Chennai Australia  
Ghana Brazil EPIET Iraq India-Delhi China  
Kenya Canada France Jordan Indonesia Hong Kong  
Mozambique Colombia Germany Morocco Thailand Japan  
Nigeria Costa Rica Italy Pakistan   Laos  
Rwanda Dominican Republic South Caucasus Saudi Arabia   Malaysia  
South Africa El Salvador Spain Yemen   Mongolia  
Tanzania Guatemala United Kingdom    Philippines  
Uganda Honduras     Singapore  
West Africa Mexico     South Korea  
Zimbabwe Nicaragua     Taiwan  
  Panama     Vietnam  
  United States (EIS)      
  1. *These figures include 161 enrolled residents and 3302 graduates of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s EIS, which started in 1951 and is the model for most FETPs and FE(L)TPs. Includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  2. FETP Field Epidemiology Training Programme, FE(L)TP Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, EIS Epidemiology Intelligence Service, EPIET European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training.