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10.00-                                 Registration                                                                                  

13.30-15.30                       IANPHI Executive Board meeting:  Maasai Boardroom    

16.00- 18.00                      Regional Meetings: Meru Hall, Mandara, Horombo and Maasai Boardroom                                                                                                        

19.00-22.00                       Welcome reception hosted by THL Finland: Pool Side                                                                                                                                                                                         


8:00 -                                   Registration                                                                                                                                                                            

9.00-10.30                         Opening plenary

Opening speeches:  Meru Hall

10.30-11.00                       Coffee break

11.00-12.00                       Plenary: Public health beyond 2015 and IANPHI: The African challenge: Meru Hall

Session summary:

The eight Millenium Development Goals were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. All the MDGs are at the core or closely linked to the work of national public institutes: 

1)      Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger

2)      Achieving universal primary education

3)      Promoting gender equality and empowering women

4)      Reducing child mortality rates

5)      Improving maternal health

6)      Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

7)      Ensuring environmental sustainability

8)      Developing a global partnership for development

Reaching the MDGs deadline is at hand on 2015. The UN is working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. The Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development initiated an inclusive intergovernmental process to prepare a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs). There is broad agreement on the need for close linkages between the two processes to arrive at one global development agenda for the post-2015 period.

National thematic consultations on areas of on conflict and fragility; education; environmental sustainability; governance; growth and employment; health; hunger, food and nutrition; inequalities; population dynamics; energy; and water on post-2015 development agenda are under way in more than 70 countries.

Speaker: Prof. David Mwakyusa, Former Minister for Health, Tanzania

Chair: Dr. Mwelecele Malecela


12.00-13.00                       Lunch break

13.00-14.30                       Plenary: Global Overview of NCD, Cancers and Tobacco:  Meru Hall

                                             Session summary:

The prevalence of NCDs is increasing globally, and NCD monitoring and surveillance forms a greater part of the work of NPHIs. UN General Assembly adopted by consensus the resolution titled "Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases" in September 2011. This session/these sessions look into the progress on the field since.

Speakers: Dr. Kaushik Ramaiya (TDA), Dr. Isabelle Romieu (IARC), Dr. Haik Nikogosian (FCTC), Dr. Ruitai Shao (WHO)

Chair: Prof. Pekka Puska 


14.30-15.00                       Coffee break                                                                                 

15.00-16.30                      Concurrent technical sessions:  Meru Hall

1. One Health

Session summary:

The collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. One Health seek to attain optimal health for people and animals by promoting global collaboration between human and veterinary medicine while engaging the principles of public health and ecosystem health. Progress in prevention and control of infectious diseases requires a more directed effort focusing on the complex interplay between human health, the health of animals, and the environment.

Speakers: Prof. Mark Rweyemamu (Tanzania), Dr. Hugo López-Gatell (Mexico), Prof. Mohammed Hassar (Morocco), Prof. Mahmudur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Chair: Prof. Dominic Kambarage

2. Capacity building of NPHI for NCD prevention, control and surveillance:  Maasai Boardroom

Session summary:

In 2012 at IANPHI Annual Meeting the role of NPHIs in limiting death and disability from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) was widely discussed in a session chaired by Dr. Juan Rivera from Mexico INSP. Sharing of experience and seeking for peer-to-peer learning is to continue in this 2013 session on the topic.

Speakers: Dr. Maris Jesse (Estonia), Dr. Felix Rosenberg (Brazil), Ganchimeg Ulziibayar (Mongolia), Dr Badu Sarkodie (Ghana)

Chair: Dr. Sarah Wamala


3. Strengthening African NPHIs – bilateral collaboration and the role of IANPHI in strengthening NPHIs and emerging technologies for health: Mandara Hall

Session summary:

In this session we learn from African member countries in how IANPHI can help in capacity building of NPHIs and what the experience proven to be the best practice for collaboration. And also to learn on how emerging technologies for health can be utilized to strengthen the work of NPHIs.

Speaker: Dr. Innocent Ujah (Nigeria), Prof. Jorge Machado (Portugal), Dr. Egbal Abukaraig (Sudan), Marcel Van Raaij (Netherlands)

                                            Chair: Dr. Ilesh Jani


4. Roles NPHIs in policy development: science and politics, and positioning:  Horombo Hall

Session summary:

NPHIs help to prevent and control public health problems through research, monitoring, interventions, or development of programs, preparation and evaluation of strategies and policies. As science-based and multi-disciplinary organizations with a wide range of skill and experience, the institutes have been seen a trusted source of evidence base both decision-makers and the great public, but has that role been challenged in the recent years?

Speakers: Dr. Maria Erielle Valladares Cardoza (El Salvador), Mark Salter (UK), Dr. Tom Kenyon (US)

Chair: Mauricio Hernandez Avila


19.00-22.00                      Conference dinner: Mount Meru Hotel


8:00 -                                   Registration

9.00-10.30                         General Assembly/Business meeting:  Meru Hall


10.30-11.00                       Coffee break

11.00-11.30                       Plenary: NPHI CREATION: LEARNING BY DOING:  Meru Hall

Session Summary:

In this session we learn about implementation and progress of different IANPHI funded projects in member countries

Speakers: Dr. Austin Mnthambala (Malawi), Dr Jean de Dieu Ngirabega (Rwanda), Dr. Elvira    Singh (South Africa)

Chair:    Prof. Mohammed Hassar


11.30-12.30                       Plenary: Defining IANPHI Strategies for the INSP/InVS Secretariat 2014; Focus Group Discussion:  Meru Hall

                                             Session Summary

With the upcoming transfer of the IANPHI Secretariat to the INSP/InVS, this session is designed to identify and target the specific interests of IANPHI members to better design the 2014 Strategic Plan for the Secretariat. We will be evaluating the results of a brief survey to

initiate a dialogue among IANPHI members regarding its mission and vision within the framework of the organization's standing before the current global health challenges

Facilitator: Dr. Hugo Lopez-Gatell (Mexico)

Chair:  Mauricio Hernández Ávila


12.30-13.30                       Lunch break

13.30-15.00                       Concurrent technical sessions

1. Maternal and Child Health:  Meru Hall

Session summary:

Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age in many developing countries. This session discusses how NPHIs work on the area.

Speaker: Dr. Koheleth Winani  (Tanzania), Dr. Zacarias José da Silva (Guinea Bissau), Dr. Amha Kabede Habtemichael (Ethiopia)

                                            Chair: Dr. Teija Kulmala


 2. Infectious disease surveillance systems:  Maasai Boardroom

Session summary:

This section discusses about how to build a successful surveillance system for infectious diseases, experience from different NPHI's.

Speakers: Prof. Mahmudur Rahman (Bangladesh), Dr. Tsehaynesh Messele (Ethiopia), Dr. Saidi Egwaga (Tanzania)

Chair: Dr. Reinhard Burger


3. Neglected tropical diseases:  Horombo Hall

Session summary:  

Neglected tropical diseases are especially endemic in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. This session discusses the challenges these diseases pose to NPHIs.

Speakers: Prof. Henrique Silveria (Portugal), Dr. Upendo Mwingira (Tanzania), Dr. Banla Kere (Togo),

                                             Chair: Dr. Mwelecele Malecela

                                             4. Public Health Legislations:  Mandara Hall

Session Summary:

This session has the aim of addressing the legal issues related to public health in the context of NPHIs. It is very clear that legislation is a key component of public health invention particularly those needing enforcement. This session will attempt to discuss public health legislation and the need of developing countries

Presenters: Prof. Pekka Puska (Finland), Prof. Paras Pokharel (Nepal), Fabian Magoma (Tanzania), Lutgard Kagaruki (Tanzania)

Chair: Dr. Bashir Noormal


15.00-15.30                       Coffee break

15.30-16.15                       Plenary: Global public health leaders of tomorrow-promoting strategic leadership in public health systems: Meru Hall

                                             Session Summary:

                                             In this session leaders in public health will be able to deliberate issues affecting women leaders in this field and the need to get more young women engaged so as to take up these leadership roles.

                                             Presenter: Dr. Sarah Wamala (Sweden)

                                             Chair: Courtenay Dusenbury


16. 15-17.00                      Plenary: Strengthening of NPHIs in developing countries - challenges and opportunities:  

Meru Hall

                                             Session Summary:

This session discusses on how to strengthen NPHIs in developing countries, Challenges and opportunities

                                             Presenter: Dr. Tim Evans (World Bank)

                                             Chair: Dr. Emanuel Oni Idigbe


17.00-17.30                       Closing session: Meru Hall

17.30-18.15                       IANPHI Executive Board meeting:  Maasai Boardroom

18.15-18.45                       IANPHI Foundation Board of Trustees meeting:  Maasai Boardroom

                                             Free evening                                                                 


9.00 -                                   Optional site visit to Mount Meru Hospital and Mkonoo Health Centre or Day trip to Arusha National Park (subject to availability)