Announcing the Results of the Seventh Cycle of TEPHINET Accreditation of FETPs

Seventh Cycle Accreditation

We are pleased to announce the results of the TEPHINET Global Accrediting Body panel session, held during the 1st SAFETYNET Scientific Conference, formerly known as the 11th Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Bi-regional TEPHINET Scientific Conference, in Canberra, Australia.

The following advanced-level programs have been accredited:

  • India Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Programme
  • Namibia Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP)

The following advanced-level programs have been reaccredited:

  • EpiSUS (Programa de Treinamento em Epidemiologia Aplicada aos Serviços do Sistema único de Saúde, Brazil)—with Distinction and Merit in Providing Evidence for Decision Making and Emergency Response
  • Philippines Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • United States Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)—with Distinction and Merit in Ongoing/Continuous Contribution to Country’s Public Health Improvement; Providing Evidence for Decision Making; Emergency Response; and Competent Workforce
  • Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program—with Distinction and Merit in Ongoing/Continuous Contribution to Country’s Public Health Improvement; Providing Evidence for Decision Making; and Emergency Response

TEPHINET Accreditation is an opportunity for FETPs to align with common standards that support quality training and increased recognition of their value in supporting country public health priorities. Throughout the accreditation process, FETPs are assessed against a set of minimum standards and indicators grouped into five domains: Management, Infrastructure, and Operations; Integration with Public Health Service; Staffing and Supervision; Selection and Training of Residents; and Continuous Quality Improvement. Accreditation status is good for five years, at which time programs are required to apply for reaccreditation. Programs can achieve Reaccreditation with Distinction and/or Merit by demonstrating their adherence to elevated standards and key public health service elements. This approach aligns with the TEPHINET Accreditation Program’s overall objective to promote increased quality of FETP training and public health services.

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