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NCD and Injury Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

NCD and Injury Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

Dear TEPHINET Community,

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit mini-grant proposals for non communicable disease (NCD) and injury non-research projects. This opportunity is only available for current Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents, who must be the principal investigator.  Countries are welcome to submit multiple proposals. Priority will be given to 2 year trainees in advanced FETP programs with Resident Advisors, have NCD or Injury Units within their country’s Ministry of Health (MOH), and NCD/injury mentorship within the MOH or a...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:04
Independent Consultant Opportunity: Pacific Islands Regional Epidemiologist


Pacific Islands Regional Epidemiologist

The Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET), seeks a mid-level epidemiologist as an independent consultant to provide technical assistance in strengthening surveillance and response of non-communicable disease (NCDs) in the USAPIS.  This consultancy will be based in Guam but also support the neighboring islands of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia.

The Regional...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:04
GOARN Request for Assistance: Ebola Outbreak Response, West Africa 2014



As part of the ongoing Ebola outbreak response in West Africa, please see attached a WHO vacancy notice, in English and French for a National Health and Safety (H&S) Coordinator for up to 6 months starting asap.

This position is based in the WHO Guinea Country office, but involves extensive travel to the health care facilities in the field....

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 13:41
Tanzania Birth Defects Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

Tanzania Birth Defects Mini Grant Opportunity 2014-2015

Dear TEPHINET community,

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit proposals for mini-grants focusing on improving surveillance of neural tube defects and other external birth defect. The target outcome is to increase awareness among decision-makers to support in-country and/or regional birth defects prevention efforts.

All proposals are expected to be non-research. Only applicants from Tanzania are eligible for these mini-grant awards. Proposals from countries other than Tanzania will not be considered. This opportunity is limited to current FETP trainees and graduates...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 16:40
Updated FETP Accreditation Process Timeline (PDF)

Look for more announcements and information regarding the accreditation timeline soon!


Friday, August 15, 2014 - 14:20
TEPHINET Annual Contractor Reporting

Click the link below to go to the contractor reporting form:




Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:54
RedSur Bulletin July 2014

Attached please find the July 2014 newsletter of the RedSur program, developed in collaboration with South American FETPs. 



Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:38
Experts' Workshop on Advising Countries on NCD Surveillance and Developing a Network of Regional Experts

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is pleased to announce the “EXPERTS’ WORKSHOP ON ADVISING COUNTRIES ON NCD SURVEILLANCE AND DEVELOPING A NETWORK OF REGIONAL EXPERTS”. Carried out in collaboration with the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), the workshop aims to build technical capacity of epidemiologists in NCD surveillance and develop a network of regional experts willing to support countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in developing or strengthening their noncommunicable diseases (NCD)...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:18
Multisite Evaluation of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs): Findings and Recommendations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed and implemented this evaluation in partnership with TEPHINET and participating countries. The report includes documentation of program implementation and proximal outcomes across multiple Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) supported by CDC including national programs in China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Vietnam, and regional programs in Central America, Central Asia, and South Caucasus. This report includes detailed information on design of the evaluation, participation of stakeholders throughout the planning and conduct of the evaluation, data collection and analysis, preparation of...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:27
WHO's Control of Epidemic Diesases Unit - Call for consultants

The Control of Epidemic Diseases (CED) unit within the department of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases (PED) at the World Health Organization (WHO), is in the process of identifying epidemiologists, public health experts and clinical biologists who are willing to work as short term consultants and would be available at short notice for field missions or other activities within the unit.

More information is attached.  Please feel free to circulate this call for consultant through your network.

Objectives of the program
Within the department of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, the CED unit...
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 14:41
ESCAIDE 2014: Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The 2014 programme continues to be developed, and includes the following planned plenary sessions:

·       Would Robert Koch still be interested in TB in Europe in 2014?

·       Cross-border threats: approaches to identify and contain multi-state or cross-border outbreaks

·       Dual-use research: Pros and Cons for infection control

· ...

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 13:44
Call for applications to MediPIET

FIIAPP has launched a call for expression of interest to work as short-term experts for the Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET).  You can find the details of the call following the link:

The purpose of this call is to constitute a roster of experts to work on occasional short-term contracts to support the development of regional training initiatives in the MediPIET countries. Specific assignments may include teaching and facilitation in training modules, training site visits, evaluation of...

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 13:41
Now Accepting Applications: Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Class of 2015

EIS officers, alumni, and friends of EIS and CDC are ideal ambassadors to continue to draw the best and brightest to EIS. The world has changed since EIS began in 1951. New threats are emerging and new technologies are available for public health response. EIS offers a unique opportunity for health professionals to learn and practice applied epidemiology as important members of the CDC team.

The application cycle for the 2015 class is May 15–August 15, 2014.

For more information, visit the EIS Recruitment site


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:48
Mini-grant Opportunity: Innovations in Surveillance, National Baseline

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit mini grant proposals for a study to measure the time required for detection and control of infectious disease outbreaks. Up to five mini grants will be awarded, with a maximum of one submission allowed per country. We encourage resident advisors and program coordinators to work with residents and graduates to develop a proposal that will feature contributions from multiple participants.

Purpose & Background

Modern air travel creates the possibility for infectious diseases to spread from one side of the world to another in approximately twenty-four hours. In order to combat the rapid spread of...

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 17:21
Mini-grant Opportunity: Innovations in Surveillance Case Studies

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to submit mini grant proposals for Innovations in Disease Surveillance Case Studies. Countries are welcome to submit multiple proposals. Preference will be given to projects where a current Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) trainee is the principal investigator.  If not a current trainee, please include FETP graduation date. These case studies should focus on an infectious disease outbreak that was detected through INFORMAL sources, such as event-based surveillance systems like Pro-MED Mail or HealthMap, news reports, or social media monitoring. Priority will be given to applications...

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 17:09
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