Field Epidemiology

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MECIDS conducts regional epidemiology training courses on an annual or biennial basis.  The courses aim to train doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, and laboratory workers based at universities and Ministries of Health in Jordan, Palestine and Israel.  They are designed to teach key principles of field epidemiology, and the courses include workshops on addressing the challenges of working across conflict lines.

While Jordan, Palestine and Israel have their own domestic epidemiology training programs, MECIDS’ training courses were the first of their kind to bring together public health workers with different Middle East nationalities.

Over the years, the regional epidemiology training courses have enhanced the capacity of public health sectors on domestic and regional levels.  They have also built a strong network of health professionals throughout the region.

The courses have been conducted since 2004 in collaboration with the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET).

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Field Epidemiology