Becoming a Member


Membership Criteria

IANPHI has three membership categories: 

Institutional Member: An institutional member is a national government organization with attributes and functions as described in the IANPHI Framework for the Creation and Development of National Public Health Institutes. These include being a science-based organization, having a national scope of influence, a focus on the major public health problems of the country, and the capacity to conduct several core NPHI Functions.

Associate Member: An associate member is a national government organization that does not meet criteria for institutional membership. For example, if the organization conducts limited numbers of core NPHI functions or has a limited scope of work, it is considered an associate member. Particularly in countries that do not have an NPHI, Ministries of Health that are carrying out Core NPHI Functions may apply for associate membership.

Partner: An IANPHI Partner is an organization with which IANPHI has established a cooperative relationship to advance mutual interests in support of NPHI efforts to improve public health and assist in NPHI development. Examples of types potential IANPHI partner organizations are foundations, professional societies, governmental funding agencies, and international organizations.

Application process:

Organizations interested in membership should complete a Membership Application form, Member Profile and an NPHI Survey

Applications are reviewed by the Secretariat, which makes recommendations to the Executive Board based on the information provided by the applicant.  Membership requests approved by the Executive Board are then voted on at the next General Assembly. 

New Member Application to the International Association of Public Health Institutes 

New Member Survey for the International Association of Public Health Institutes

Member Dues: 

Basic annual fee 2017 for IANPHI National Member institutes:

World Bank classification IANPHI Annual Fee

Low income or low middle income countries:  475 €

Upper middle income countries: 2850 €

High income countries: 8500 €


• Associate Members pay half of the National Member fee.

• Countries with more than one IANPHI member institute: each institute pays 2/3 of the fee of an National Member.

New Member Application

Membership Benefits

  • Participation in a community of global leaders with the collective ability to take action in support of national, regional, and global public health goals
  • Access to the expertise, experience, and capacity of colleagues facing common issues
  • Opportunities to enhance leadership skills
  • Improved ability to perform core public health functions
  • Improved ability to further your organization's human development and capacity building goals
  • Opportunities to provide and receive peer assistance