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  • COVID-19 Resources for Health Professionals and the Public

    General Information on Infection Prevention and Control:  The Centers’ for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global COVID-19 webpage CDC’s  Operational Considerations for Containing COVID-19 in non-U.S. Healthcare Settings . The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Infection Prevention and Control Guidance. All WHO country and technical COVID-19 guidance is available by topic  here.  The National Institute of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines. Virtual Training and Communities of Practice:  The CDC, in affiliation with the WHO and other healthcare experts, is offering a COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Global Webinar Series.  Free weekly seminars  allow  questions and offer simultaneous translation into Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and possibly additional languages.  Seminars focus on “practical advice and implementation considerations” for audiences worldwide.  Registration, required for each session, is  available here. Project ECHO is  regularly-updated catalog of training organized by top healthcare experts, including from the CDC.  Providers can register for any of these sessions by writing to echoreplication@salud.unm.edu.  Some sessions are offered in other languages, including Spanish and French.  The NIH’s free, weekly COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group Lecture Series.  Lectures can be accessed live and after each event here. Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE): The USAID-supported website Compass for Social and Behavior Change contains a collection of links to COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) resources.  The free, expert-vetted COVID-19 public messaging materials is translated into over 30 languages. The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and School of Public Health’s COVID-19 Communication Network. University-hosted COVID-19 Training and Resources:  These sites represent some of a wide number of frequently updated academic COVID-19 academic compilations in the United States. Brown University ’s Project HOPE offers free COVID-19 training for health care workers.  Access is provided to downloadable training guides, videos, and simulation exercises. Harvard University’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health hosts a Coronavirus Pandemic Question & Answer Series that streams live on Facebook and their Forum website.  Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center offers weekly COVID-19 webinars, general information on COVID-19, maps for tracking global cases and trends, and testing information.  It also offers a free English-language COVID-19 Contact Tracing course.  Tulane University‘s COVID-19 page features faculty expert videos on COVID-19.  The university also releases a daily newsletter that features upcoming virtual events, highlights new research, and offers region-specific surveillance headlines. Resources provided by U.S. Medical  Associations and Professional  Societies: Many U.S. medical associations and societies are hosting webinars and providing COVID-19 guidance written for and by healthcare practitioners. American Academy of Pediatrics      American College of Chest Physicians  American College of Surgeons – This group also issues a twice-weekly newsletter that provides updates on best practices and includes a “Surgeon Voices in the COVID-19 Era” interview series. COVID-19 Forecasts: Imperial College of London  Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Los Alamos National Laboratory  Massachusetts Institute of Technology  University of Geneva/Swiss Data Science Center   Other free, publicly available modeling websites.  

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  • COVID-19 Dashboard

    Check out the COVID-19 Dashboard for updated numbers of cases, deaths, recoveries, and more in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and around the world. Visit Dashboard

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EMPHNET Holds its Third Webinar “COVID-19: An Opportunity for More Equitable Health Systems”

August 09, 2020  |  


COVID-19 exposed the cracks in health care delivery systems whereby inequities were revealed globally. Simultaneously, the crisis created impressive acts of collaboration between various sectors....

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EMPHNET Launches its Second Webinar “Countries’ Strategies to Maintain Immunization Achievements During the Pandemic while Adapting to Post Pandemic” as Part of EMPHNET WEBi Series

August 09, 2020  |  


The COVID-19 outbreak created a public health emergency in almost all countries. Some countries mobilized most of the available resources for the public health systems to responed to the COVID-19...

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EMPHNET Launches WEBi Series with First Webinar Titled “Implementing Strategies for Easing Off COVID-19 Restrictions “

August 09, 2020  |  


COVID-19 has impacted the lives of many people around the world. Countries have been implementing various mitigation and prevention strategies, and protocols to control transmission and reduce...

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UN and Partners Launch Guidelines to Address the Needs of Most Vulnerable Groups during COVID-19

June 16, 2020  |  


Vulnerable groups, particularly women, displaced people, migrants, older persons and people with disabilities, may experience the most harmful impacts of COVID-19. This is due to many factors...

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Bangladesh Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians Organizes Introductory Training Course

March 01, 2020  |  


The Department of Livestock Services, Bangladesh (DLS) at the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL) and One Health Institute (OHI) of Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU)...

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EMPHNET Supports FETPs in their Response to the Coronavirus

February 12, 2020  |  


EMPHNET has been playing an active role in supporting FETPs across the EMR in their efforts to combat the Coronavirus threat. Believing that the sharing of relevant knowledge is key in such instances,...

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Announcing the Fourth Webinar in EMPHNET WEBi Series

July 29, 2020


EMPHNET is announcing the launch of the fourth webinar in its WEBi Series titled “COVID-19 Public Hesitancy and Provider Reluctance, Impact on Immunization Services and Mitigation...

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Announcing the Third Webinar in EMPHNET WEBi Series


EMPHNET is announcing the launch of the third webinar in its WEBi Series titled “COVID-19: An Opportunity for More Equitable Health Systems”. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020...

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Announcing the Tenth Webinar in the One Health Bangladesh Special Webinar Series on COVID-19

July 02, 2020


One Health Bangladesh, a multidisciplinary platform dealing with health threats at human-animal – environmental interface, has been organizing a series of webinars in response to the COVID-19...

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Announcing the Second Webinar in EMPHNET WEBi Series


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Announcing the Ninth Webinar in the One Health Bangladesh Special Webinar Series on COVID-19


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Announcing the Eighth Webinar in the One Health Bangladesh Special Webinar Series on COVID-19


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Country Programs

Country Programs

EMPHNET Goes Beyond Borders

EMPHNET builds capacities of epidemiologists through supporting field epidemiology training programs. It works in eight countries across the region, offering training, resources, and knowledge exchange. These are the main ingredients that create societies of epidemiologists, working beyond borders to enhance public health.

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Our Mission

“To prevent and control diseases, to conduct multidisciplinary research, and to translate research into practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by strengthening and expanding applied epidemiology capacity, and working jointly with similar associations, networks and organizations”