SAFETYNET or South Asia Field Epidemiology and Technology Network, Inc. is an organization that fosters collaboration and cooperation in disease prevention and control efforts among countries in the Asia Pacific region by supporting applied epidemiology programs and enhancing surveillance systems.
SAFETYNET cooperates with government, non-government, and international agencies to increase inter-regional exchange, expertise sharing, as well as inter-agency and interdisciplinary collaborations to build applied epidemiology capacity among Asian nations.
SAFETYNET envisions an Asia Pacific Region with strong capacity for surveillance and response to effectively address public health threats.
SAFETYNET aims to enhance the field epidemiology capacity of countries in the region to reduce morbidity and morality of infectious diseases through an effective surveillance and response system.
To assist in strengthening and supporting the applied epidemiology training programs in the Asia Pacific Region.
To increase surveillance and rapid response capacity for countries in the region.
To establish SAFETYNET as a technical resource and partner for the Ministry of Health and other national and international health agencies.
To improve networking, information sharing and communication in health across the region.