Who We Are
Header photo: Cholera outbreak investigation (Karen Lonogan, Philippines FETP)
Founded in 1997, Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is the global network of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs). TEPHINET spans more than 75 programs actively training field epidemiologists in more than 100 countries.
FETPs play a critical role in advancing global health security by building the public health workforce needed for countries to detect and respond to acute public health threats, including outbreaks, natural disasters, and humanitarian crises. TEPHINET member FETPs include programs with laboratory (FELTP) and veterinary (FETP-V) components.
To date, TEPHINET member programs have trained more than 20,000 public health professionals across the world to be the “boots on the ground” in the fight for better health.
The TEPHINET Secretariat is a program of The Task Force for Global Health. Founded in 1984 by global health pioneer Dr. Bill Foege, The Task Force for Global Health is an independent, nongovernmental organization based in Decatur, Georgia, USA that exists to eliminate diseases that have plagued humankind for centuries and build the systems necessary to protect the health of entire populations.