In no particular order, we also would like to acknowledge the contributions of Maria Consorcia Lim- Quizon, David Mukanga, Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Joseph Ochieng, Patrick Nguku, Rebecca Babirye, Dominic Thomas, Anant Bhan, Goldie MacDonald, Andreas Reis (WHO), AFENET, EMPHNET, SAFETYNET, and TEPHINET.
The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA or TEPHINET at the Task Force for Global Health.
This supplement to the MMWR highlights the work of epidemiologists who have graduated from TEPHINET member programs.
A key characteristic of TEPHINET members' training-through-service programs is their location in national ministries of health.
With assistance from WHO and CDC, TEPHINET is piloting a continuing quality improvement process that is expected to lead to steady improvement in the quality of science and level of service that FETPs provide.
Manickam, Scientist B, National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai, participated in the V TEPHINET
Global Scientific Conference at Kuala Lumpur (November 1-6, 2008).
Gupte, Director, National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai, participated in the TEPHINET
Board of Directors Meeting a Atlanta (December 19-21, 2007).
V Cardenas, MD, TEPHINET
, Div of International Health; Div of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office; Meningitis and Special Pathogens Br, Div of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases; Surveillance and Epidemiology Br, Div of Quarantine, National Center for Infectious Diseases; CDC Eco-Challenge Investigation Team; and EIS officers, CDC.
Information provided to field epidemiology training programs through TEPHINET
addressed some of these issues proactively and reduced the overall number of requests (5).