FETP Philippines Celebrated its 31st Anniversary
FETP Philippines celebrated its 31st anniversary with the theme “FETP Celebrates 30 Years of Disease Surveillance” on October 8-12, 2018 at Hotel Roma, Tuguegarao City. The conference aimed to 1) present FETP Fellows epidemiologic investigations, 2) provide disease surveillance activities through the years, and 3) engage stakeholders in the future plans for disease surveillance. It was attended by an estimate of 100 participants composed of FETP graduates and fellows, Epidemiology Bureau (EB) personnel, Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) personnel, and Field Epidemiology Training Program Alumni Foundation Inc. (FETPAFI) Personnel.
Dedicated disease surveillance
officers (DSO) that have served 25 years in the sub-national epidemiology and
surveillance units were given the Felilia
“Budsy” White Award for Excellence (first Disease Surveillance Nurse who
started “National Epidemic Sentinel Surveillance System”, now called “Philippine
Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response”). These personnel were among the
first to generously contributed to strengthening disease surveillance and
response in the Philippines.