World Field Epidemiology Day 2021

Mark Your Calendars!

On September 7, 2021, we will celebrate the first World Field Epidemiology Day. We are counting on you to make it a success!

#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.

What's Next?

In the coming months, we will launch the World Field Epidemiology Day website, which will house campaign assets for your use, including key messages and multi-language logos.

3 Steps You Can Take Now:

1. Sign on as a partner (click here) to have your organization’s name and/or logo featured on the upcoming World Field Epidemiology Day website (organizational approval required).

2. Spread the word among others who might like to participate, and encourage them to sign up (click here) to receive news about World Field Epidemiology Day.

3. Start brainstorming ways to take action on September 7, 2021. This could include creating and sharing content about the impact of field epidemiologists or holding special events (including workshops, webinars, launches and more).

Contact

Have questions? Contact Tina Rezvani, TEPHINET Communications Manager: trezvani [at] tephinet [dot] org