Between 3rd and 5th September, the first “Training for Trainers” workshop of the Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) will be held at the Carlos III Carlos III Public Health Institute in Madrid.
Momento del curso de ''Formación de Formadores''A moment during the ''Training for Trainers'' course
The workshop is oriented towards strengthening the teaching skills of the epidemiology experts, who will in turn be responsible for “cascading” the training in their own countries. In addition, this will lay the groundwork for a Mediterranean network capable of providing a rapid response to epidemiological crises.
Fifteen national experts from the public health institutions of Albania, Algeria, FYROM-Macedonia, Egypt, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Serbia and Tunisia will participate.
Fernando Simón, Director of the Health Alert and Emergency Coordination Centre of the Spanish Ministry of Health, will be among trainers and will use the lessons learnt in the current outbreak of Ebola for teaching purposes in discussion with the other participants.
This is the first training activity of the programme, and its overall objective is to strengthen health security in the Mediterranean by increasing the countries’ capacity to respond to the risks posed by infectious diseases. Through the activities to be carried out over the next four years, MediPIET will train up to 400 epidemiologists in the region.
MediPIET, led by the FIIAPP in a consortium with the Carlos III Institute of Public Health, is a cooperation programme for public health aimed at training epidemiologists in 18 non-EU Mediterranean countries.