Field epidemiologists are an essential part of a country’s health workforce, providing disease surveillance, outbreak response, and general public health expertise to protect communities from diseases and help all people live healthy, productive lives. However, not every country has the capacity to train field epidemiologists.
Therefore, The Task Force’s Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is working to establish Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) in every country so that when there is a pandemic or epidemic outbreak like COVID-19 or Ebola, countries will have the capacity to respond quickly and skillfully, minimizing the toll of health emergencies. Working in more than 100 countries, TEPHINET supports FETPs through the training process and also FETP graduates as they join the public health workforce.
Watch this video to learn more about how TEPHINET is strengthening countries’ public health workforce.