What is Epi Info™?

Epi Info is statistical software for handling epidemiological  
research data. The software is designed and developed by  
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, USA. Epi  
Info is a key component in public health education at  
colleges, universities, and other schools of public health  
around the world.
Epi info most comonly used for developing small to medium  
size disease surveillance systems, response activities,  
outbreak investigations and other epidemiologic studies. It  
has been estimated that Epi Info software is being used in  
more than 181 countries of the world and  there are more  
than one million users of Epi Info worldwide. Various  
translation of this software is also available and at present  
this software is transaled in more than 13 diffenet  
languages.
Epi Info software is not a new software. It has a history of  
more than 25 years. The first verion of this software was  
released in 1985. It was DOS based version according to the  
available operating system at that time. First Windows  
version was released in Year 2000. Epi Info-7 is the Latest  
release of Epi Info from CDC. This is one of the major  
enhancements over its previous version of Epi Info 3.5.3  
with a totally new platform and many new features.
FETP is only department of Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is specialized in Epi Info Trainings throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia conducting numerous trainings in almost all the regions of the Kingdom. The main objective of these Trainings is to build essential skills of the Public Health Professionals for managing Public Health data in more efficient ways.
Epi Info Trainings by FETP
The Training and Development Section of Field Epidemiology Training Program  
(FETP) has designed five days short training courses on Basic and Advanced  
Data Management using Epi Info 3.5.x and Epi Info-7 software. These training  
courses are mainly for the employees of Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi  
Arabia, focusing mainly on the public health professionals with main objective  
to enhance the skills of the participants for Health Data Mangement and  
Analysis. FETP, in collaboration with the Training Department of the Ministry of  
Health is conducting these courses in different regions of the Kingdom since  
2011.
In the Year 2013, a series of six training courses were approved by the Training  
Department of the Ministry of Health for the regions of Najran, Asir, Qasim,  
Baha, Taif and Riyadh. For the year 2014, four training courses were approved  
for the regions of Madinah, Jeddah, Al-Ahsa and Al-Khubar. In 2015 and 2016,  
three courses were conducted for Makkah, Hafr-ul-Batin and Jeddah Region. All  
courses were successfully conducted. New courses for the year 2017 are being  
planned for other regions of the Kingdom. The schedule for these will be  
announced after formal approval from the Training department of MOH.
Epi Info-7 Training Portal
Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), Preventive Medicine Department,
Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Epi Info Mobile Data Collection
Epi Info™ mobile apps bring many of the features of Epi  
Info™ for Windows onto Android and iOS mobile platforms.  
Epidemiologists can calculate sample sizes, collect data, and  
perform analysis using their smartphones or tablets to  
investigate outbreaks, respond to emergencies, or conduct  
public health research in locations lacking IT infrastructure.  
Data collection forms can be designed using Epi Info™ for  
Windows and emailed to users of mobile devices. The apps  
will load the forms and allow users to immediately collect  
data in the field.