Save the Date: Third Cycle of FETP Accreditation Starts the Week of January 8, 2018

TEPHINET is nearing the completion of its second cycle of the Accreditation of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs), and we invite you to reflect with us on the successes and challenges of this collective effort to improve the quality of field epidemiology training and value of public health services. Accreditation is an opportunity for field epidemiology training programs to align with common standards that support quality training and increase recognition of the value of FETPs to support country public health priorities.

Announcing the Results of the Second Cycle of the TEPHINET Accreditation Process for Field Epidemiology Training Programs

Announcing the Results of the Second Cycle of the TEPHINET Accreditation Process for Field Epidemiology Training Programs

From August 28-29, 2017, the TEPHINET Global Accrediting Body convened at The Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to decide whether to confer accreditation status to the field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) reviewed during TEPHINET’s second cycle of FETP accreditation. As a result, three FETPs were accredited:

Uruguay to Begin Field Epidemiology Training

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and TEPHINET, the Ministry of Health of Uruguay will conduct its first field epidemiology training and will participate in the Field Epidemiology Training Program for the first time in 2017. The country's goal is to strengthening local field epidemiology capacity to improve the quality of active public health surveillance.

Indonesia FETP Hiring Four Positions

The Indonesia Field Epidemiology Training Program is hiring the following positions:

  • Program Officer
  • Technical Officer (two positions)
  • Administrative Officer

Please visit this link for more information and to apply.

New Paper Outlines History of Australia's MAE Program

The Australian Field Epidemiology Training Program--the Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) Program based at the Australian National University--has successfully adapted to a new funding model following budget cuts. Read more about the history and the future of the MAE Program in the following recently published paper:

The Australian Master of Applied Epidemiology Program: Looking back, moving forward | Read and download here

FETP International Night 2017


The 2017 FETP International Nights will be held during the 66th Annual EIS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This event, co-sponsored by TEPHINET and the CDC, gives FETP trainees from around the world the chance to present their work to a global audience of public health practitioners.

This year, the EIS Conference will be held from April 24-27, 2017. International Nights will be held on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Tuesday, April 25: Poster Presentations - 6:00-8:30 p.m.

United States

Taiwan FETP Appoints New Program Director

Effective September 5, 2016, Dr. Wan-Chin Chen, the current Scientific Director of Taiwan FETP, has been appointed as the new Program Director of Taiwan FETP.

Dr. Philip Yi-Chun Lo, the former Taiwan FETP Program Director, has been promoted to Deputy Director General of Taiwan CDC effective September 2, 2016.

TEPHINET wishes all the best to both Dr. Chen and Dr. Lo in their new positions!

Yemen FETP Publishes New Newsletter (April-June 2016)

The Yemen FETP has published the second issue of its newsletter covering the period of April-June 2016. You can download the newsletter in English and Arabic here.

First Round Accreditation Results, 2016

TEPHINET would like to congratulate the Canada Field Epidemiology Program, the United Kingdom Field Epidemiology Training Program, and the United States Epidemic Intelligence Service on being the first FETPs to be accredited. The decision to grant accreditation status to these programs was made in March at the inaugural meeting of the Global Accrediting Body in Atlanta. 

Yemen FETP Conference Book Available for Download

Congratulations to the Yemen Field Epidemiology Program (YFETP) for hosting its second national conference, "Facing Yemen Public Health Challenges through Strengthening Field Epidemiology." YFETP also graduated its second cohort of FETP trainees.

The conference took place in Sana'a on February 29, 2016. The full conference book can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here.

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