Announcing the Recipients of the TEPHINET COVID-19 Emergency Capacity Building Grants for Field Epidemiology Training Programs

TEPHINET is pleased to announce the recipients of our COVID-19 Emergency Capacity Building Grants. TEPHINET-member Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) could apply for these awards in support of eligible non-research activities to strengthen their COVID-19 response and build capacity for response to future pandemics. The maximum amount awarded was $20,000 (USD) per level of FETP (basic/Frontline, intermediate, or advanced).

Examples of activities that were considered eligible for grant funding included training, mentorship, and evaluation activities; epidemiologic investigations of conditions of public health importance (including procurement of supplies, such as personal protective equipment or laboratory reagents); and procurement of software for data analysis in support of an investigation.

Congratulations to the recipients:

  • Australia Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) and Canadian Field Epidemiology program (CFEP) (using grant funds, the two programs have collaborated to develop new eLearning modules on contact tracing)
  • Belize Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • China Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Colombia Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Egypt Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Ethiopia Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
  • Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
  • Haiti Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
  • Liberia Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Morocco Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
  • Somalia Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
  • Uganda Field Epidemiology Training Program/Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) MPH Program
  • Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program

TEPHINET thanks everyone for their applications and for their crucial work in strengthening public health systems across the globe so that we can be better prepared for future pandemics.