Second summer school on field epidemiology was held by Tehran University of Medical Sciences, with collaboration of three German institutions, DAAD institution, and Pasteur Institute of Iran (PII). It was held from 19th August to 7th September in the School of Public Health, then it was continued in Hamedan Province till 13th September . Nine professors from Germany, six from Iran, and twenty four participants from ten countries, including Iran, Germany, Austria, Nigeria, Palestine, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Ghana, were attended.
The daily schedule were from 9 A.M up to 18 P.M and consisted theoretical issues in the morning and team works in the afternoon. During the program, one-day visit from Sa'dabad Complex, a cultural and historical complex located at the north of Tehran,having lunch in a traditional restaurant, and visiting the Museum of Ancient Iran, were scheduled on 24th August.
During the program in Hamedan a health post, affiliated to PII, was the main host.
The milestone of the school was a one-week field observation at Aknalo village. The following practices were performed: In the first day, students participated in theoretical classes. In the second day after attending theoretical classes, participants visited the Ali-Sadre Cave and Laleh Jin village, and had a traditional dinner. In the third day, participants divided into two groups of laboratory tests and field sampling. In the next day, each group conducted the other group task. In the following day, participants visited rural and urban health centers. As well, by filling a questionnaire on household's awareness about Malta fever, a research was performed. Students also were invited to a wedding ceremony in the village. Finally, in the closing program, participants received their certificates.