The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) 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.

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To address evolving health challenges and emerging threats — while improving public health capacity around the world — a global health community was needed. In 2006, 39 founding members formally launched IANPHI — chartered with a five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through Emory University.

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IANPHI spearheads improvements in national public health systems through peer-to-peer evaluation and assistance, grant support and efforts focused on advocacy for national public health institutes (NPHIs), collaboration, and sustainability.

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IANPHI boasts 115 members in 98 countries, benefitting more than six billion people on five continents. Our members are national public health institutes, which focus on the major public health problems affecting their country.

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Executive Board

The IANPHI Executive Board provides policy oversight to respected leaders of national public health institutes from around the world. The 14-member board includes the president, the vice president, the immediate past president and the directors of 11 member institutes.

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IANPHI Vice President and President at the 2019 IANPHI Annual Meeting

Regional Networks

IANPHI supports the development of regional networks, which bring together member national public health institutes with the aim to foster regional collaboration, facilitate the provision of mutual support and technical assistance, and share expertise, experiences and best practices.

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The main office of the IANPHI Secretariat is located near Paris, France at Santé publique France, the French public health institute, while the IANPHI U.S. Office is based in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University within the Emory Global Health Institute.

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IANPHI works with a network of dedicated partners, each bringing their expertise to support and advocate for strong public health systems and national public health institutes. They are vital to the development and operation of our programs.

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Becoming a member

IANPHI membership is composed of National Members and Associate Members. National Members are the National Public Health Institutes (NPHI). An Associate Member is an institute or organization from a country that does not currently have a NPHI or does not comply with the criteria for national membership.

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Photo Credits

Most of the beautiful photos used on our pages are the artwork of students who took part in the Emory Global Health Institute's Global Health Student Photography Contest. The purpose of this contest is to foster cultural sensitivity by encouraging Emory University's students conducting global health projects to examine the culture and people with whom they are working. Students from across the Emory campus have participated in this contest, which is sponsored by Mr. Bob Yellowlees, an Atlanta business leader, philanthropist, and photographer who founded Lumière Gallery. In addition to capturing both a global health message and creating a photographic work of art, EGHI also asks Emory students to consider ethical issues when taking pictures of people in low- and middle-income countries.

All photo credits are available here. You can also read the story behind each photo.