Over the past years, the international community has seen the rapidly growing global epidemic of infectious diseases such as Dengue fever and Ebola, posing a serious threat to the health of the whole mankind. While this might be primarily a result of increased global mobility, building a global medical network to share information to treat, manage and combat infectious diseases emerges as an urgent global issue.
The TEIN project has been contributing to the improvement of global public health by promoting joint workshops between medical communities to allow clinicians from different countries to better collaborate and to deepen the understanding of various cases in different regions as well as to share expertise on national disease control strategies. Furthermore, TEIN provides remote participation to reach out to broader audience and to support high quality image or file sharing for in-depth studies and case discussion. Discussions are underway to help develop a digital platform of data exchange and a regional outbreak prediction model.