EMPHNET works with countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) to strengthen public health systems in an effort to contribute to improved health outcomes. They aim at strengthening public health capacity with a specific focus on applied epidemiology. Moreover, they are the only Public Health Network in the region and our work is an accumulation of collaborative efforts with Ministries of Health of countries in the region. EMPHNET support Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) as a mechanism for advancing public health workforce capacity in the region.