This regional event organised by the Epidemiology and Public Health unit from Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Emerging Disease Epidemiology unit from Institut Pasteur - Paris, REDI Centre and the Institut Pasteur International Network was supported by the French Development Agency (SISEA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the U.S. Department of Human Health Services (DHHS).
The course aims to build local capacity in epidemiology and provide participants with a strong working knowledge of the main statistical techniques used in the analysis of epidemiological data using STATA, one of the foremost used statistical packages in scientific research. At the end of the course, each participant will be given license of the STATA software. The course has been divided in lectures (about 25%) and practical exercises (about 75%) during which participants will use the STATA software on real databases. The course was advertised both regionally and internationally. It should be noted that it drew more than 120 applications. Twenty five students (8 from SISEA project and 3 more from the Pasteur Network) were selected.