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Table 1 Summarized characteristics of Field epidemiology training programs that responded to the online survey between March 13–April 15, 2020

From: Field epidemiology training programs contribute to COVID-19 preparedness and response globally

WHO region Program age in years, median (range) Days since first COVID-19 Case was reported in Countrya, median (range)
AFRO: Africa 8 (2–27) 19 (3–35)
EMRO: Eastern Mediterranean 10 (1–31) 33 (14–51)
EURO: Europe 11 (2–25) 47 (23–52)
WPRO: Western Pacific 18 (9–36) 73 (56–105)
PAHO: Americas 19 (3–69) 27 (11–74)
SEARO: Southeast Asia 19 (2–40) 34 (16–74)
All Programs 11 (1–69) 25 (3–105)
  1. aRegional programs serving multiple countries and four national programs (Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Yemen) that responded to the survey before the first COVID-19 case was reported in their country were not included in the calculation of median days since first COVID-19 case.