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TEPHINET currently has 65 FETP member programs in 90 countries. Member programs are affiliated with local, national, and regional organizations including research institutes, institutes of public health, universities, health ministries, and other non-governmental organizations.
Based in Atlanta, the TEPHINET secretariat collaborates with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the development of field epidemiology programs and regional networks around the world. These networks include the African Field Epidemiology Network, the East Mediterranean Public Health Network, the South American Field Epidemiology Network, and the Southeast Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network.
TEPHINET also participates in WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network, and the American Network of Chronic Disease Surveillance Officers and works with private donors to support activities that offer extensive opportunities for FETP networking and collaborating.
As a program of The Task Force for Global Health, Inc., TEPHINET administers numerous public health projects around the world. Many of these projects are related to support of the FETPs or of the regional networks. Other projects operate more independently, for example, the influenza and global AIDS projects in Guatemala, where TEPHINET/The Task Force for Global Health is registered as an NGO. TEPHINET projects range from chronic disease surveillance (in association with local universities) to management training offered here in Atlanta. Most of the training supported by TEPHINET involves field epidemiologists as well as other local, provincial, and national partners.