PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTES OF THE WORLD
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.
108 members from 93 countries (and growing), benefiting more than 5 billion people on 4 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 national public health institutes using an evidence-based international framework for 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 45 countries.
WHY IANPHI MATTERS
IANPHI’s unique focus on national public health institutes has led to measureable improvements in capacity including outbreak surveillance and response for Ebola, Zika, and other urgent threats that require swift, comprehensive public health cooperation across borders. IANPHI members also exchange best practices and technical capacity for major threats to public health such as tobacco use and injury, and risk factors for chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The partnership between our members and our holistic approach to developing comprehensive institutes rather than investing in vertical disease programs – makes us unique.