Who We Are

The Field Epidemiology Society of Kenya (FESK) ) is a professional society in Kenya that was registered in 2013. The organization is a non-political body created to maintain a network of epidemiologists who have graduated from the Kenya Field Epidemiology and laboratory Training Program (K-FELTP), a renowned program for training field epidemiologists in Kenya. FESK aims to be a resource for the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and Global Public Health networks.
Members are alumni of the Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP). Members have diverse backgrounds viz; Human Medicine, Public Health/Environmental Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition & Dietetics and Medical Laboratory. The members have led and responded to various public health emergencies and outbreaks both locally and internationally.
Our Vision
To be the leading network of Epidemiologists in Africa.
Our Mission
To build a sustainable network of Epidemiologists in Kenya and the region who can positively contribute to the improvement of Public Health in Africa and globally.
Our Core Values
Integrity, Professionalism, Networking and Collaboration and Transparency.
Our Goals
The FESK aims to be a resource for AFENET and for African public health with the objectives to:
  • Assist in the maintenance and development of contacts between members to create strong integration within and between past and current FELTP cohorts of residents.
  • Share and exchange professional experiences, information and skills among the members
  • Constitute and enable access to a pool of expertise of trained African Laboratory field epidemiologists , who can provide epidemiological, Laboratory and public health expertise for members, their organizations in Kenya and beyond, and other public and private organizations
  • Take part and assist in the promotion, development and delivery of training in field epidemiology, Laboratory and public health
  • Assist and organise at field epidemiology and Laboratory meetings and conferences such as the TEPHINET/AFENET Scientific Conferences
  • Provide support at local level to African FELTP and FETP residents, including practical and technical assistance (in a complementary manner without interference with supervision) and including mentoring where appropriate.
  • Promote the professional development of members through further training and exposure.
  • Lobby for recognition of members within ministries of health, other statutory and professional medical
  • Promote and improve members welfare