Infectious Disease Detection, Prevention and Elimination

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms and can spread from person to person. They include zoonotic diseases, which are infectious diseases in animals that can cause illness when transmitted to humans.

Over the course of TEPHINET history we have supported disease-specific projects that reflect global health priorities in a given year. Recently, our work has included support for eliminating hepatitis, ending polio transmission, strengthening surveillance for Zika and influenza, and controlling healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Our work in these areas includes providing technical and logistical support for trainings, hiring and supervising research field teams, and administering disease-specific mini-grants to FETP trainees and graduates (for example, to conduct Zika detection and control activities).

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