TEPHINET's 2018 Highlights

Dear friends,

As 2018 comes to a close, the TEPHINET Secretariat would like to thank you for being part of our global field epidemiology network, for supporting us, and for enabling us to strengthen public health systems worldwide.

Earlier this month, we experienced the loss of our visionary leader and generous friend, Dr. Dionisio Herrera, after a long illness. Moving forward, we take inspiration from his passion, optimism and kindness to continue and expand upon the work he oversaw as TEPHINET’s director since 2009. We know that he was deeply proud of the great strides we made in 2018 and excited for the challenges and opportunities awaiting us in the future.

Highlights from this year:

  • The TEPHINET Global Accrediting Body accredited five field epidemiology training programs.
  • Our global FETP alumni network, TEPHIConnect, grew into a community of more than 1,500 users.
  • We launched our new website with plans to continue improving it in 2019.
  • Along with our regional partners, TEPHINET embarked on the development of a new strategy to support continuous learning within the global FETP community.
  • More than 500 field epidemiologists and public health experts shared their work at TEPHINET conferences in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Cartagena, Colombia and Vientiane, Laos.
  • The TEPHINET Secretariat implemented more than 50 projects aimed at detecting, preventing and eliminating specific diseases and strengthening field epidemiology training around the world.

As we move into 2019, we look forward to the opportunity to continue working with you, our trusted colleagues, and to find new and meaningful partnerships that advance our vision of a world where all people are protected by a field epidemiology workforce capable of detecting and responding to health threats.

We are thankful for your support and wish you a healthy and joyous New Year.

Warm regards,
TEPHINET Secretariat