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.
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.
TEPHINET sponsored first Global Scientific Conference: Ottawa Canada
TEPHINET sponsored second Global Scientific Conference: Madrid Spain
TEPHINET sponsored third Global Scientific Conference: Bejing China
TEPHINET sponsored fourth Global Scientific Conference: Brasilia, Brazil
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
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.