In 2009, the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) was established to be an umbrella organization for field epidemiology training programs in the EMR with the purpose of connecting and supporting the region’s FETPs whose epidemiological capacities prove essential, especially in the context of EMR’s complex public health profile.

Since its establishment, GHD|EMPHNET has worked through collaborative efforts to strengthen public health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, focusing on building local capacities, fostering collaboration, strengthening program planning and implementation, supporting evidence-based decision making and promoting health and well-being.

GHD|EMPHNET has areas of expertise in capacity building, data for action, monitoring and evaluation, technical assistance, information and communications technology, logistics and operations, and professional translation. GHD|EMPHNET works with different national, regional, and international health stakeholders.