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Today, TEPHINET is an independent entity operating within the Task Force for Global Health. The Task Force provides TEPHINET with administrative and management support, allowing TEPHINET to achieve better economies of scale for supplies and services. Here's a brief overview of its history:
The World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Foundation Merieux help formalize TEPHINET. The network is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
TEPHINET is incorporated as a non-profit organization. It aims to strengthen international public health capacity through the support and networking of field-based training programs (FETPs) that enhance competencies in applied epidemiology and public health practice.
TEPHINET sponsors first Global Scientific Conference in Ottawa, Canada.
TEPHINET sponsors second Global Scientific Conference in Madrid, Spain.
TEPHINET sponsors third Global Scientific Conference in Bejing, China.
TEPHINET sponsors fourth Global Scientific Conference in Brasilia, Brazil.
TEPHINET merges with the Task Force for Global Health (www.taskforce.org), a nonprofit consortium dedicated to promoting health and human development by building coalitions, forging consensus, and leveraging scarce resources.
TEPHINET sponsors fifth Global Scientific Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
TEPHINET sponsors sixth Global Scientific Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
An agreement is made to move forward with the accreditation framework developed from 2000-2009.
TEPHINET sponsors seventh Global Scientific Conference in Amman, Jordan.
An accreditation pilot is carried out in four volunteer programs (Brazil, EIS, Vietnam, Zimbabwe), the results are presented, and an Accreditation Working Group is formed.
The Accreditation Working Group develops the accreditation process, procedures, and guidelines. TEPHINET Secretariat supports the process and develops an online platform to access manuals, training resources, and other materials.
TEPHINET launches first cycle of FETP accreditation.
TEPHINET sponsors eighth Global Scientific Conference in Mexico City, Mexico.