World Field Epidemiology Day: celebrating those protecting public health on the field

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World Field Epidemiology Day is a global movement to recognise the role of field epidemiologists in protecting the health of populations and in advancing global health security, and to advocate for increased investment in training and research in field epidemiology.

ECDC supports World Epidemiology Day and highlights the importance of field epidemiologists in providing decision makers with information to develop effective health interventions and programs. This is based on the knowledge acquired through engagement with communities at the local level, and in strengthening public health policies.

World Field Epidemiology Day is marked for the first time in 2021 and is coordinated by TEPHINET, the global network of Field Epidemiology Training Programs. The ECDC Fellowship Programme, including EPIET and EUPHEM, is part of TEPHINET.

ECDC also coordinates the Mediterranean and Black Sea Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) as part of the EU Initiative on Health Security.

ECDC podcast episode on field epidemiology

In this podcast episode ECDC sat down with Adam Roth, Head of Fellowship Programmes at ECDC to talk about what field epidemiology is and the fellowship pathways, EPIET and EUPHEM, offered by ECDC.

Listen to the episode

Meet our EPIET and EUPHEM fellows

Meet the EPIET and EUPHEM fellows