Celebrating 25 Years of TEPHINET

#TEPHINETat25: Join Us in Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Our Network! 

TEPHINET was founded in 1997 with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Merieux Foundation. (Read more about our history.) Today, our network consists of 75 Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) working across more than 100 countries to strengthen health systems. Through their unique, learning-by-doing model, FETPs build the public health workforce needed to detect and respond to outbreaks and other public health threats, including natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

This year, we will be highlighting our network's accomplishments and impact on public health over the past 25 years through the perspectives of our members, partners, and other stakeholders.

We will be updating this page with content, including stories, photos, and videos, throughout 2022.

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Monthly Memories

January: Dr. Carl Reddy

As we celebrate #TEPHINETat25, we would like to share the countless memorable moments, events, friendships, and accomplishments that have occurred across our network over the years. Our director, Dr. Carl Reddy, shares his unforgettable memories of TEPHINET global conferences and being part of the FETP family.

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February: Dora Ramirez

Paraguay FETP graduate Dora Ramirez shares her fondest memories of TEPHINET.

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March: Vikki De Los Reyes

Vikki de los Reyes, a graduate of the Philippines FETP, shares her experiences as an FETP trainee presenting her work (and dancing!) at TEPHINET conferences.

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April: Mahamadou Dao

Mahamadou Dao, a Project Coordinator with TEPHINET, reflects on what has made working at TEPHINET a gratifying experience for him over the last six years.

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Zoom Backgrounds

Download our 25th anniversary virtual backgrounds to use on Zoom.