2007 News Archives

Fall 2007 issue of IANPHI World newsletter now available

The Fall 2007 issue of IANPHI World highlights a new project undertaken by Colombia’s IANPHI member institute, Instituto Nacional de Salud. The project aims to generate, collect, and disseminate data on chronic diseases in Colombia, bridging the gap between information and national policy development. »

IANPHI issues NPHI survey results

Results of IANPHI’s 2007 survey of member institutes, focuses on NPHI infrastructure and activities, are now available on our website. The survey was conducted to address the lack of data about NPHIs and to support the efforts of countries in creating and enhancing NPHIs. »

IANPHI authors contribute to journals participating in CSE global theme issue

The October 2007 issues of the British Medical Journal and Emerging Infectious Diseases feature commentaries by IANPHI members, partners, and Secretariat staff. Each of these journals, as well as other science journals throughout the world, simultaneously published articles on October 22 devoted to the topic of global povery and human development. An additional article published in the November 2007 issue of the South African Medical Journal highlights the role of NPHIs in Africa and the contributions of IANPHI. » 


tree IANPHI and FIOCRUZ convene meeting of Latin American NPHIs

On October 9-12, 2007, the directors of national public health institutes from countries in Latin America met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hosted by IANPHI and FIOCRUZ (Brazil’s NPHI), the meeting provided an opportunity for directors to discuss public health topics of common interest and to facilitate communictation and collaboration. »

International Public Health Network, IANPHI, Awards Grants to Projects in Five Nations

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI), has awarded its first short- and mid-term technical assistance grants to public health institutes in five nations. The awards are the result of a $20 million, five-year grant last year from the Gates Foundation to Emory University, in partnership with Finland's National Public Health Institute, KTL, to support IANPHI. »

Increased Worldwide Collaborations Needed to Detect and Manage Disease Outbreaks

Managing future outbreaks of infectious diseases worldwide will depend critically on increased collaboration across a broad range of specialties in both human and veterinary health, says James Hughes, MD, director of the Emory Program in Global Infectious Diseases and professor of medicine in Emory University School of Medicine. »

Emory, Finland Partner to Build Public Health Network With $20M Gates Grant

Results of IANPHI’s 2007 survey of member institutes, focuses on NPHI infrastructure and activities, are now available on our website. The survey was conducted to address the lack of data about NPHIs and to support the efforts of countries in creating and enhancing NPHIs. »