IANPHI 2010 Business Meeting

During the business session of the 2010 IANPHI Annual Meeting in Atlanta, IANPHI members will vote on the inclusion of new members and associate members, discuss a proposed membership fee and elect new members of the Executive Board. The business meeting will be on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. 

Vote on New Members

The executive board will vote on 11 institutes from around the world seeking IANPHI membership or associate member status during the 2010 IANPHI Annual Meeting. 

The Ghana Health Service (Ghana), The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (El Salvador), the Institut National D’Hygiene (Togo), the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the National Department of Health (Papua New Guinea) are hoping to join IANPHI as associate members as they continue to build and develop their national public health institutes. 

The Israel Center for Disease Control (Israel) and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (Nepal) are looking to join as institutional members, and, after one year as an associate member, the National Institute of Public Health (INASA) in Guinea Bissau, is looking to upgrade its status to institutional member. Other applicants include Malawi's Community Health Science Unit/MOH, the Republic of Guina's National Institute of Public Health, and the Sudan National Public Health Institute.  

Membership Fee Proposed

The IANPHI Secretariat is planning to create an IANPHI Foundation to manage of the funds collected from members and from other possible sources. The use of the funds will be approved by the Executive Board and General Assembly based on the budget prepared by the Secretariat. Fees would help cover the cost of annual meetings,  communication and collaboration between the members, (including web and web-based tools), training activities, and Secretariat costs. 

The proposed three-tiered fee plan is based on the country's economic status, the institute's status as a full member or associate member, and whether there are other institutes in the country. The proposed fees would be $500, $1,500 and $3,000 USD per year for low-, middle- and high-income countries, respectively. If the country has more than one member institute or if the organization is an associate member, the fee will be lower (2/3 of the ordinary fee). In special circumstances, the Executive Board can reduce or waive the fee, or allow it to be paid through an in-kind contribution.

Vote for New EB

Election of new Executive Board members will take place during the business session of the 2010 IANPHI Annual meeting. 

Following an open nomination process in August 2010, the IANPHI EB's nominating committee proposed the following slate of candidates, which were approved by the full EB in September. IANPHI thanks nominating committee members Barry Schoub (South Africa), Mohammed Hassar (Morocco), and Wang Yu (China) for serving on the committee. The proposed slate is:

Nominations for board members may be also be taken from the floor; each nomination must have a second and the nominee must indicate for which position they are being nominated in order to ensure geographically fair representation on the board.