Virtual One Health Field Epidemiology Training

Since the training was first introduced as MyOHUN activity in 2016, this year, Field
Epidemiology Training was executed virtually through the Webex platform.
Combining officers and academicians from various disciplines, the training was held
from 8 – 10 September 2021. 38 participants sit through this 3-day training in
utilizing One Health competencies to respond comprehensively and competently to
the infectious disease outbreak management. Though the world is still wounded by
the current pandemic, Field Epidemiology Training took this opportunity to make
participants realize the urgency of the training and prepare our workforce to deliver
tasks when needed. Congratulation to the Project Leader, Prof. Dr. Razitasham, and
her team for successfully conducting the training virtually.

One Health Field Epidemiology Training

Epidemiology is a major technical One Health competency in managing emerging infections. The One Health Field Epidemiology Training was led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razitasham from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) with the aim of providing field epidemiology basics in One Health zoonotic disease outbreaks. Sixty officers from the Ministry of Health, Department of Veterinary Services and universities participated along with trainer from Tufts University, Prof. Dr. Stanley Fenwick.  This activity was developed and shaped in collaboration with the Epidemic Intelligence Programme under the Ministry of Health. However, part of the program cannot be executed due to the ongoing rabies outbreak in Sarawak at the time.