Timeline

1997
The World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Foundation Merieux help formalize TEPHINET. The network is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
 
1999
TEPHINET is incorporated as a non-profit organization. It aims to strengthen international public health capacity through the support and networking of field-based training programs that enhance competencies in applied epidemiology and public health practice.
 
2000
TEPHINET sponsored first Global Scientific Conference:  Ottawa Canada
 
2002
TEPHINET sponsored second Global Scientific Conference:  Madrid Spain
 
2004
TEPHINET sponsored third Global Scientific Conference:  Bejing China
 
2006
TEPHINET sponsored fourth Global Scientific Conference: Brasilia, Brazil
 
2008
TEPHINET merges with the Task Force for Global Health (www.taskforce.org), a nonprofit consortium dedicated to promoting health and human development by building coalitions, forging consensus, and leveraging scarce resources.  TEPHINET sponsors fifth Global Scientific Conference:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Today
TEPHINET is an independent entity operating within the consortium. The Task Force provides TEPHINET administrative and management support, allowing TEPHINET to achieve better economies of scale for supplies and services.