WHO WE ARE

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WHO WE ARE
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes links and strengthens the government agencies responsible for public health. IANPHI improves the world’s health by leveraging the experience and expertise of its member institutes to build robust public health systems.

OUR MEMBERS
86 members from 77 countries (and growing), benefiting more than 5 billion people on four continents.

WHAT NPHIS DO
NPHIs focus on the major public health problems affecting the country. They use scientific evidence as the basis for policy implementation and resource allocation and are accountable to national governments and the public. Their key functions—including disease surveillance, detection, and monitoring; outbreak investigation and control; health information analysis for policy development; research; training; health promotion and health education; and laboratory science—are particularly critical in low-resource nations.

WHAT IANPHI DOES
IANPHI is the only organization that strengthens NPHIs using an evidence-based international framework for NPHI development. Its unique peer-to-peer model, supported by targeted investments, leads to long-term national self-sufficiency. Since 2006 our investments have measurably improved capacity in 40 countries.

WHY IANPHI IS IMPORTANT
IANPHI’s work helps countries build the national capacity needed to respond decisively to public health threats including influenza, TB, HIV-AIDS and non-communicable diseases.

Quick facts 

  • Chartered: 2006
  • Leadership: The twelve member Executive Board includes the directors of nine member institutes, the vice president, president and immediate past president.
  • Secretariat: IANPHI is based at the Emory University Global Health Institute (USA), the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) of Mexico and the Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS) of France. Coordinated by Secretary General Hernandez-Avila, the IANPHI team is responsible for member relations and programs (Mexico), policy, communications and NPHI development projects (USA) and the annual meeting scientific program (France).
  • Members: We have 86 members from 77 countries and have supported 60 projects in more than 38 countries.
  • Funding: IANPHI is funded through a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and through member dues.
  • View the IANPHI Constitution.

IANPHI WORLD FEBRUARY 2016

IN THIS ISSUE: Zika - Annual Meeting Photos - Mozambique Visit - Q&A: Bangladesh Director Rahman

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