Sources: World Bank 2018, Liberia
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Liberia
This program fosters the professional development of field epidemiologists, competent in the practical application of epidemiologic methods to a wide range of contemporary public health problems. The strategic objective addressed by this program is strengthening field epidemiology capacity in Africa. Emphasis is placed on the following strategic actions:
This area focuses on the strategic objective of enhancing public health laboratory capacity in Africa. Emphasis is on the following strategic actions:
Member programs contribute to strengthening surveillance and outbreak response systems. This includes formulation, strengthening, and periodical review of surveillance and emergency preparedness plans. The strategic objective advanced by this area is strengthening surveillance and outbreak response systems for communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases. Through this program area, the following strategic actions are emphasized:
The strategic objective for this program is to strengthen documentation and dissemination of field epidemiology experiences. The following strategic actions are considered:
Public Health Program Management & Research Development aims to strengthen the capacity of disease prevention and control in the Ministries of Health in Africa. Through partnership, some of the projects that have been implemented include: enhancing research, epidemiology, and policy capacity in Sub Saharan Africa (Data to Action Award), Neglected Tropical Diseases Tobacco Control (NTD), Technical assistance to HIV response in Uganda, Malaria project, Nigeria, Tobacco Control, Data Improvement Teams – Uganda, Strengthening the Second Year of Life in Ghana, SMS reminder project in Uganda, Epidemiology of Burkitt’s lymphoma in East-African Children and Minors (EMBLEM) among others.
This area places emphasis on the strategic objective aimed at advancing the sharing of regional expertise in field epidemiology and laboratory practice. Emphasis is on the following strategic actions: