Fact Sheet: The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) - Afghanistan

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With a focus on select agents, CBEP improved clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological safety and security by conducting a baseline assessment survey and filling identified gaps through the provision of training workshops.

CBEP began conducting training activities in late 2014 for Afghan specialists to equip them with skills essential to meet international standards in the areas of BS&S, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Diagnostics. With a small in-country training team, a total of 2,345 health professionals were trained as of January 2016. CBEP trained 953 physicians and 1,392 laboratory technicians (Figure 2). Training participants came from targeted and non-targeted provinces for a total of 32 provinces.

In March 2015, the CBEP conducted a series of training of trainer (TOT) workshops in Kabul for 40 laboratory professionals from public health institutes in the five provinces. The TOT workshops were coordinated closely with the MoPH and officials from the CPHL. Trainings for health professionals from the provinces were particularly appreciated by MoPH because this is the first time provincial health professionals received this opportunity.

This document discusses key achievements of The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) in Afghanistan and related reports made by that project.

Publication Date 
February 2016
Resource Type 
Fact Sheets
Regions/ Countries