FETP at 40 Timeline

FETP 40th anniversary timeline and map

Expanding the footprint of disease detectives worldwide

Over the past 40 years, CDC helped establish Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) throughout the world, starting with Thailand in 1980. The map and timeline show when FETPs began in countries and in regions, as well as the dates when FETP networks were established. Additionally, Canada’s FETP launched independently in 1975 and CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) launched in 1951.

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    1980

    Thailand
    FETP launched with CDC support

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    1982

    Indonesia
    FETP launched with CDC support

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    1984

    Mexico
    Taiwan
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    1987

    Philippines
    FETP launched with CDC support

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    1989

    Peru
    Saudi Arabia
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    1991

    Australia
    FETP launched independently

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    1992

    Colombia
    Italy
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    1993

    Egypt
    Zimbabwe
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    1994

    Uganda
    FETP launched with CDC support

    Spain
    FETP launched independently

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    1995

    EPIET (European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training) FETP Network created

    Ghana
    FETP launched with CDC support

    Hungary
    FETP launched independently

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    1996

    Germany
    Vietnam
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    1997

    TEPHINET (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network)
    FETP network created

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    1998

    Jordan
    FETP launched with CDC support

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    1999

    Japan
    FETP launched with CDC support

    South Korea
    FETP launched independently

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    2000

    Central America Regional FETP
    launched with CDC support

    Brazil
    FETP launched with CDC support

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    2001

    China
    India
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2002

    Malaysia
    FETP launched with CDC support

    France
    FETP launched independently

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    2003

    Central Asia Regional FETP
    launched with CDC support

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    2004

    Kenya
    South Sudan
    FETPs launched with CDC support

    Hong Kong
    FETP launched independently

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    2005

    AFENET (African Field Epidemiology Network)
    FETP Network created

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    2006

    Afghanistan
    Pakistan
    South Africa
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2008

    Nigeria
    Tanzania
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2009

    South Caucasus Regional FETP
    launched with CDC support

    EMPHNET (Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network)
    SAFETYNET (South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network)
    FETP networks created

    Ethiopia
    Laos
    FETPs launched with CDC support

    Mongolia
    FETP launched independently

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    2010

    Central Africa and West Africa Regional FETPs launched with CDC support

    Argentina
    Iraq
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Rwanda
    Singapore
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2011

    REDSUR (Red Suramericana de Epidemiología de Campo)
    ASEAN +3 FETN
    FETP networks created

    Angola
    Cambodia
    Paraguay
    Yemen
    FETPs launched with CDC support

    Indian Ocean
    United Kingdom
    FETPs launched independently

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    2012

    Turkey
    FETP launched with CDC support

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    2013

    Bangladesh
    Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
    Papua New Guinea
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2014

    Namibia
    Zambia
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2015

    Liberia
    FETP launched with CDC support

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    2016

    REDCEC (Red Centroamericana de Epidemiología de Campo)
    FETP network created

    The Gambia
    Sierra Leone
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2017

    Caribbean Regional FETP
    launched with CDC support

    Ecuador
    Uruguay
    FETPs launched with CDC support

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    2018

    Myanmar
    Ukraine
    FETPs launched with CDC support