The China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (China FETPV) seeks to improve animal and public health using scientific and risk based approaches to the control of transboundary animal diseases, emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases. The program provides training that will benefit the economy, the community and agricultural producers, including smallholders, by improving the knowledge, expertise and experience of veterinary field epidemiologists.
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Moving forward with the 2nd cohort of the China FETPV: a planning meeting was held with CAHEC


A planning meeting of the China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (FETPV) was held with China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (CAHEC) on 18th October 2013 in Qingdao. Dr Wang Youming, Ms Kang Jingli and Ms Liu Ailing from CAHEC, Mr Tang Hao and Ms Liu An from FAO Emerging Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) China office participated in the meeting to design the key activities and to brainstorm new initiatives for 2014. FAO ECTAD China introduced the new initiatives, including cooperation with universities to facilitate veterinary epidemiology education, the roll-out of epidemiology training for provinces and the design of activities in response to the technical needs of Chinese counterparts. CAHEC was positive to the new initiatives and showed their willingness to engage in these activities. Both sides also discussed the arrangements and work plan for the rest of 2013. It was agreed that the Action Plan for 2014 and work plan for the 4th quarter of 2013 will be drafted and submitted for final review at the next Steering Committee meeting.