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.
Call for Photos and Videos: TEPHINET 25th Anniversary Celebration during the 11th Global Scientific Conference
During the upcoming 11th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference in Panama City, Panama, we will be hosting an official celebration of #TEPHINETat25, complete with presentations from member programs, photos and videos from Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) and TEPHINET partners, and of course, cake!
We invite you to help us celebrate 25 years of global field epidemiology capacity building by sharing videos and photos of what it means to be part of TEPHINET.
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.
May: Augusto Lopez
Augusto Lopez, a medical officer at the CDC and a longtime partner of TEPHINET, shared the following photo and memory with us:
Dionisio Herrera, the former Director of TEPHINET; Mariana Mansur, a TEPHINET Project Manager; and I during a break in our activities in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2016. This was during the implementation of FETP Frontline in response to the Zika epidemic. I have very fond memories of how we were able to have a very solid team implementing and supporting the FETP in South America. Great colleagues and wonderful friends.
Download our 25th anniversary virtual backgrounds to use on Zoom.