10th Global TEPHINET Conference, Dr. Mirza Amir Baig, received the award on behalf of Pakistan.

FELTP Pakistan, a field epidemiology program under the National Institute of Health (NIH)-Pakistan was accredited for achieving excellence in field epidemiology training. The accreditation was awarded in a ceremony during the 10th Global TEPHINET Conference, co-hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA and Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Networks (TEPHINET), USA, held on November 1, 2019, at Atlanta USA.
The Technical Coordinator for FELTP Pakistan, Dr. Mirza Amir Baig, received the award on behalf of Pakistan.
FELTP-Pakistan is a 2-year in-service training program established in collaboration with the U.S. CDC, the TEPHINET USA, the Ministry of Health and NIH-Pakistan. The program is based within NIH-Pakistan in Islamabad. It is a health system strengthening program established to build Pakistan’s capacity to promptly identify, report and respond effectively to disease outbreaks and epidemics as well as natural disasters.
Out of a total of 71 field epidemiology training programs in the world, only 17 are accredited, now including Pakistan. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Pakistan along with Morocco are the very first countries to have been accredited by TEPHINET.

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