2014 Annual Meeting

November 3-4, 2014

2014 IANPHI Annual Meeting Member Invitation

January 1, 2014

The next IANPHI annual meeting will be held in beautiful Marrakech, known as Morocco’s “Pearl of the South.”  This legendary city, the gateway to the Sahara, is located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, connecting the north and south of the Kingdom of Morocco. 

In Marrakech, you will find an environment of inspiration and reflection. It is a good place to work and have productive discussions, but also to relax.  Founded in 1071, Marrakech combines the ancient and modern aspects of Moroccan history.  The ‘medina’ (old town) of Marrakech was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Located here is "Jemaa El Fna," the most famous place in Marrakech, declared by UNESCO as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  Marrakech is also only 63 km from the highest summit in North Africa -- Mount Toubkal -- which rises to 4,176 meters and is a popular destination for climbers.

The 2014 IANPHI annual meeting will allow us to discuss critical public health issues that affect our people and think about ways to solve them. Also, it will be an opportunity to share our knowledge and experiences related to the development of public health systems in our countries.  We hope to address the global challenges such as the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases and how they can be reflected in the reality of our health systems.

The Health Ministry of Morocco, through its directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Control and including all of its national public health institutes and centers, is proud and honored to organize the 2014 IANPHI annual meeting. I am sure that you can already hear the call to visit of "Jemaa El Fna" the hub of Marrakech in November 2014. So do not hesitate to take this opportunity to enjoy our beautiful country. We look forward to seeing you there.

"Marhaban" (welcome)

Prof. Abderrahmane Maaroufi, Director

Direction of Epidemiology and Disease Control

Health Ministry of Morocco