Management in Health, Vol 15, No 2 (2011)

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Erica WEIS, Gül ERGOR, Gönül DINÇ, Sibel KALAÇA, Belgin ÜNAL, Nihal BABALIOĞLU



Field Epidemiology and Training Programmes are intended to strengthen the public health capacity within Ministries of Health by developing the human resource infrastructure within countries. The success of these programmes depends in a large part upon Ministry of Health involvement in the development process. Participation of the Ministry of Health in the development of the training programme is essential because of their knowledge of the health system and the pre-existing skills of their staff who are generally the training participants. Incorporating local stakeholders such as universities into the training programmes is also desirable in the early stages of programme development. The involvement universities helps to institutionalize the programme by creating ties with existing learning institutions, allows development of local language training materials, makes local mentoring of trainees possible, and enhances the sustainability of the programmes.  This paper outlines the initial steps in the development process in Turkey of a Field Epidemiology and Training Programmes under the Strengthening of the Epidemiological Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases System phase I and II.



Keywords: field epidemiology, training, human resurces management

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