The Training on Module IV for Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarian (FETP-V) is currently taking place, started from 25 March to 12 April 2019 at Tangerang, Banten. This three-weeks training is a final part from a modular training series of the non degree FETP-V program. Three previous trainings have been organized by ALERTAsia Foundation supported by US-CDC together with FAO ECTAD Indonesia on the following period:
- Module I & Module 2 on 16 April – 4 May 2018 in Tangerang, Banten;
- Module III on 27 August – 14 September 2018 in Bali
In line with the Road Map of Establishment of FETP-V Indonesia (PELVI) which conducted by FAO ECTAD Indonesia in partnership with the Directorate of Animal Health (DAH) - Ministry of Agriculture since 2016, the non-degree program (modular) training is organized to improve veterinary services officers’ capacity in conducting animal health analysis & surveillance evaluation, sampling strategies, and basic epidemiology.
The participants of this training were recruited in 2018, consisting of 19 trainees in the non-degree PELVI program and 5 trainees in the Master degree PELVI program in association with Gadjah Mada University (UGM). These trainees are government veterninary services officers from the Directorate of Animal Health at the central level, regional Disease Investigation Centers (DICs), the National Veterinary Product Assay Laboratory (BPMSPH), and West Kalimantan Provincial Livestock Service.
At the national level, the establishment of FETP-V program aims to bridge the gaps in veterinary epidemiology training. The process involving broade range of stakeholders from academicians, government officials, and international agencies; making it a significant collaborative action in controlling animal diseases in the country.