IANPHI welcomes 11 new members during 2010 Annual Meeting in the United States

(Nov. 2, 2010)  IANPHI's members voted in 11 new institutions as members during the 2010 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The addition of five new institutional members and six associate members raises total IANPHI membership to 76 institutes from 72 countries. 

IANPHI has been steadily increasing its membership since its founding in 2006, adding 38 institutes in four years including institutes from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Together, the 76 IANPHI institutes represent more than 60% of the world’s population. The 11 new members are from Central America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. They include:

New Institutional Members

Guinea - National Institute of Public Health Guinea
Guinea Bissau - National Institute of Public Health 
Israel - The Israel Center for Disease Control
Sudan - National Public Health Institute 
Togo -  National Institute of Hygiene 

New Associate Members

El Salvador - Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance
Ghana - Ghana Health Servic
Malawi - Community Health Sciences Unit/MOH 
Nepal - School of Public Health and Community Medicine B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences 
Papua New Guinea - National Department of Health 
Saudi Arabia - Ministry of Health 
IANPHI has almost doubled its membership since it was establshed with 39 member countries in 2006.