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Table 3 Main themes identified from the qualitative responses provided by Field epidemiology training programs and their associated WHO Preparedness and Response Pillars

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

Main themes WHO Pillarsa
Conducting Epidemiological Activities 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Managing Logistics and Coordination 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Leading Risk Communication Efforts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Providing Guidance 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Supporting Surveillance Activities 1, 3, 4
Training and Developing the Workforce 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Holding Leadership Positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  1. Data source: 65 FETPs that responded to the online survey between March 13–April 15, 2020.
  2. aEight Pillars of WHO’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19:
  3. 1. Country-level coordination, planning, and monitoring.
  4. 2. Risk communication and community engagement.
  5. 3. Surveillance, rapid response teams, and case investigation.
  6. 4. Points of entry.
  7. 5. National laboratories.
  8. 6. Infection prevention and control.
  9. 7. Case management.
  10. 8. Operational support and logistics.