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World Field Epidemiology Day

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Join the Campaign!

Coordinated by TEPHINET, #WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay is a global movement to recognize and raise awareness of the vital role of field epidemiologists in protecting the health of populations, thus advancing global health security, and to advocate for increased investment in field epidemiology training, research, and professionals.

The past year has brought unprecedented visibility to the work of field epidemiologists as the world has fought COVID-19, but this visibility has not always resulted in understanding the importance of field epidemiology, nor in the increased support needed to strengthen public health systems around the globe to better detect and respond to outbreaks.

We invite you to join World Field Epidemiology Day through action, communication and advocacy. Share your work and your stories online, organize an event, and call on leaders to take action. Together, we can make a strong case for increased support and investment in field epidemiology for the health and security of the world.

Why September 7? On this date in 1854, John Snow took his findings from his now-famous investigation of the Broad Street cholera outbreak to local officials, leading them to take action and remove the handle of the offending water pump.

2023 Theme

The theme for World Field Epidemiology Day 2023 is Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Field Epidemiology.

Learn More

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