IANPHI Launches 2021-2025 Strategy to Champion the Development of NPHIs

Download the IANPHI Strategy 2021-2025

IANPHI launched a new strategy today, which will guide our work for the next five years. Developed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the need for global collaboration and collective action had never been more apparent, the IANPHI Strategy 2021-2025 signals the next phase of IANPHI’s strategic development.

All countries have been challenged by the pandemic. National public health institutes (NPHIs) are and will continue to be a major part of the solution to building future health security and fairer societies and strengthening public health action.

Our priority is to champion the development of NPHIs where they are most needed, supporting the creation of institutes where they do not yet exist, and targeting support at low-income countries and in low-resource settings where the need to maximize the impact of limited health resources is paramount and where effective public health action will maximize health gain and reduce inequalities.

IANPHI will achieve this goal through the further strengthening of the robust network of institute directors and an active program of public health capacity development working with the World Health Organization to further global health security and improve health and wellbeing. 

"This is such an important moment for strengthening national institutes", said IANPHI President Duncan Selbie at a launch event for the strategy hosted by Public Health England as part of their Public Health Research and Science Conference 2021. He added that the new strategy had been developed in close collaboration with countries across the globe, the World Health Organization and critical regional bodies including the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Fund.

Other IANPHI partners involved in the development of the strategy included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, EuroHeathNet, a European partnership for health equity and wellbeing, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region and the Caribbean Public Health Agency.

Joining Prof. Duncan Selbie at the launch event to present and discuss the new strategy were Dr. Jean-Claude Desenclos, secretary general of IANPHI and former scientific director of Santé publique France, which hosts the IANPHI Secretariat, Prof. Genevieve Chêne, chief executive of Santé publique France, Dr. Juan Rivera, director of the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica and treasurer of IANPHI, and Quentin Sandifer, former executive director of public health services and medical director of Public Health Wales and former chair of the IANPHI European Regional Network. 

The Strategy at a Glance

Below is a look at the five strategic priorities which will guide IANPHI's work until 2025 and which align with our mission, vision and values.

Watch the Strategy Launch Session at PHE's Public Health Research and Science Conference 2021

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