NCDC Celebrates First #WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay
—-#WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay is a global movement to recognise and raise awareness of the vital role of field epidemiologists in protecting the health of populations, thus advancing global health security, and to advocate for increased investment in field epidemiology training, research, and professionals.
The past year has brought unprecedented visibility to the work of field epidemiologists as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is still a need to improve understanding of the importance of field epidemiology and advocate for increased support to strengthen public health systems for better detection and response to outbreaks.
As the coordinating agency of the Nigeria Field Epidemiology Training Programme (NFETP), the NCDC joins TEPHINET and the rest of the world to celebrate World Field Epidemiology Day through action, communication, and advocacy. Epidemiology is at the heart of our work at NCDC in leading the prevention, preparedness for, detection and response to public health threats in Nigeria.