Guinea-Bissau Field Epidemiology Training Program

Program overview

This program provides and strengthens the capacity for epidemiological surveillance and outbreak response in the country. Fieldwork-based, it provides public health services while its participants work towards achieving competencies. FETP-Frontline is intended to be a continuous, long-term training program within INASA and will continue the training of public health personnel at various surveillance levels.


  • To date, 101 professionals of diverse backgrounds have completed training.
  • One descriptive study including epidemiological and laboratorial investigation of individuals with suspected Chagas disease on Caravela Island was conducted in July 2016 and January 2017.
  • A clinical descriptive epidemiological and laboratorial study of bovine tuberculosis was conducted in March 2017 in the Oio Region.
  • Between January and April 2017, an arbovirus investigation (dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever) was completed in 10 sanitary areas of the Bijagos region.