- Projects & Groups
TEPHINET program members are affiliated with local, national, and regional organizations including research institutes, institutes of public health, universities, ministries, and other non-governmental organizations.
TEPHINET’s secretariat collaborates with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the development of field epidemiology programs and regional networks around the world. These networks include the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), the East Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), and the South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network (SAFETYNET).
TEPHINET also participates in WHO’s Global Outbreak and Response Network, the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network, and the American Network of Chronic Disease Surveillance Officers and works with private donors to support activities that offer extensive opportunities for networking and collaborating.
TEPHINET program, at the Task Force for Global Health, Inc. administers numerous public health projects around the world. Many of the projects are related to support of the FETP’s housed in the various ministries or research institutions in the respective countries, or to support of the developing regional networks. Other projects work more independently, for instance in the case of the influenza and Global Aids Projects in Guatemala, where the Task Force- TEPHINET program is in the process of registering as an NGO.
Projects range from chronic disease surveillance, (in association with local universities), to management training offered here in Atlanta, GA. This past year the TEPHINET program at the Task Force undertook a new program, an exchange program for two graduates to travel between three different well-established FETP’s to learn how to be an advisor or director of an FETP. These graduates learned about tracking trainees progress , ensuring quality training, effective surveillance techniques and response to emergency public health situations, to name a few. Overall, most of the training that the TEPHINET program supports involves field epidemiologists as well as other local, provincial and national partners.
Currently the TEPHINET program has FETP programs in approximately 45 countries as well as projects in Central and South America, the middle east, China, and the Mekong Basin as well as global projects that support the entire network of field epidemiology programs, regions, and TEPHINET projects around the world. Learn More about TEPHINET Projects by becoming a member.