FETP (Field Epidemiology Training Program) is a skill based learning program to enhance the public health workforce capacity in Indonesia. FETP is a full time education degree program for two years. The program provides experience to develop the capacity by combine the teaching method in classroom and field.
The implementation of FETP started in 1982 as a two-year non-degree full-time program and conducted by the DG DC&EH of the MOH and assisted by resident advisor provided by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for almost seven years.
In 1990, collaboration between DG DC&EH MOH and the School of Public Health, University of Indonesia in Jakarta, and later on in 1991 with the Public Health Department, School of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, was established to host the training in each respective university. The program was fully operated by University and the graduates would obtain a master degree.
In 2007, the MOH sought to renew oversight and responsibility for ensuring the sustainability of FETP to contribute to the Indonesian public health workforce, by initiate a revitalization of FETP in Indonesia. The curricula refer to the original curricula with 75% field and 25% class.