Timeline

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:
 
1997
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.
 
1999
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.
 
2000
TEPHINET sponsors first Global Scientific Conference in Ottawa, Canada.
 
2002
TEPHINET sponsors second Global Scientific Conference in Madrid, Spain.
 
2004
TEPHINET sponsors third Global Scientific Conference in Bejing, China.
 
2006
TEPHINET sponsors fourth Global Scientific Conference in Brasilia, Brazil.
 
2008
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.
 
2010
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.
 
2012
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.
 
2013-2014
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.
 
2015
TEPHINET launches first cycle of FETP accreditation.
TEPHINET sponsors eighth Global Scientific Conference in Mexico City, Mexico.