WHO Viet Nam
Graduation ceremony of the first cohort of FETP fellows in Viet Nam
The Viet Nam Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) was established in 2008. It aims to strengthen the national capacities for detection, investigation and response to emerging diseases and other public health events in line with WHO's Asia-Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) and the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).
The objectives of the programme are to 1) equip staff working in preventive medicine services with essential skills and competencies for disease prevention and control; 2) enhance preventive medicine services at the local, provincial and national levels; and 3) strengthen systems for prevention, control and timely response to public health emergencies.