July 2010: Received approval from Health Ministers of ASEAN Plus Three Countries to initiate ASEAN+3 FETN.
November 2010: ASEAN Expert Group on Communicable Diseases (AEGCD) Meeting agreed to incorporate ASEAN+3 FETN as a component under Medium Term Plan on Emerging Infectious Disease (2011-2015) detailed under the ASEAN Strategic Framework on Health Development (2010-2015).
January 2011: ASEAN+3 FETN was established. The Terms of Reference (ToR) was developed, which includes the guiding principles, objectives, main activities, governing structure, resource mobilization and funding.
July 2011: Senior Officials Meeting on Health Development Plus Three (SOMHD+3) endorsed ASEAN+3 FETN's ToR.
September 2011: ASEAN+3 FETN successfully conducted its first VDO Conference, which involved network members sharing the situation and epidemiologic training strategies with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. Participants included Members from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as representatives from WHO's SEARO and WPRO. This regional communication strengthened field epidemiology training (FET), the network, and proved that internal communication among the FETs of ASEAN Plus Three Countries is indeed possible.
October 2011: ASEAN+3 FETN conducted the first Steering Committee Meeting (Bangkok & Pattaya) and successfully agreed on a working mechanism, strategic plan and workplan.
October 2011: ASEAN+3 FETN conducted a Severe Flood Teleconference to communicate about the severe flood situation in Cambodia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam, learn from practices and identify the role of FETPs in response to the disaster. Participants included Members from Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam as well as representatives from WHO's SEARO and WPRO. This regional communication strengthened FET, the network, and internal communication among the FETs of ASEAN Plus Three Countries.