The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) held a graduation ceremony for the first batch (Level I) of the Field Epidemiology Program in Qatar at the Itqan Clinical Innovation and Simulation Center in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.
The first batch of the program included the graduation of 23 health professionals from the MoPH and its partners who successfully completed the three-month training at the first level of the program of field and office work. The program will continue with the second batch before the end of this month.
Assistant Minister of Public Health for Health Affairs Dr. Saleh Ali Al Marri praised the cooperation between Qatar and the United States, expressing his appreciation for the US CDC’s technical support with the field epidemiology program in embodiment of the cooperation between the two countries in achieving global health security.
For his part, Director of MoPH’s Non-Communicable Disease Prevention Department and Co-Chair of the Field Epidemiology Program in Qatar Sheikh Dr. Mohamm
ed bin Hamad Al-Thani stressed the importance of the Field Epidemiology Program as one of the strategic projects aimed at qualifying health professionals and supporting them with advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of surveillance and investigation of epidemiological events. Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani noted that the program would continue for two years in its first phase providing training for six batches of the first level, the best of whom would be nominated for training at the intermediate level.
In turn, representative of the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network, (EMPHNET) Dr. Youssef Khader congratulated the MoPH leaders and all health sector partners who contributed to the success of the Field Epidemiology Program, stressing that the commitment of the MoPH and its partners to support the program will yield impressive results that contribute to the development of the public health sector and enhance the capabilities of diseases surveillance and control.
The Field Epidemiolo
gy Program in Qatar is being implemented in cooperation between the MoPH, the US CDC, the US Embassy in Doha, HMC, Itqan Center, Hamad Hospital Microbiology Laboratories, the PHCC, Ministry of Municipality, Qatar Red Crescent, Qatar University, EMPHNET, and several private sector hospitals.
Source: Qatar News Agency