Dues Increase Will Help Sustain IANPHI's Future

(Sept. 27, 2011) For the second year in a row, members have endorsed IANPHI's ongoing efforts to become more self-sufficient next year by strengthening the organization's finances. Recognizing that external funding for core operations will end next October, IANPHI members at the 2011 Annual Meeting approved a dues increase for high middle and high income members. Low-resource countries' dues will be unchanged.  

Dues are voluntary, and many member countries have expressed interest in increasing their support of IANPHI through a higher official dues structure.

The fees will help cover the cost of the annual meeting beginning in 2012, including scholarships to members from low-resource countries. In addition, several countries have stepped forward with donations to help guarantee IANPHI’s future and the participation of countries all over the world, whatever their resources.

The three-tiered membership fee plan is based on several criteria: the country's economic status (World Bank classification), the institute's status as a full member or associate member, and whether there are other institutes in the country. Beginning in 2012, membership will cost $500, $3,000, or $9,000 USD per year for low-, middle- and high-income countries, respectively. Associate members pay half the fee of an institutional member. If the country has more than one member institute, the fee is 2/3 of the ordinary fee. In special circumstance, the Executive Board can reduce or waive the fee or allow it to be paid through an in-kind contribution. Members can request a reduction or waiver of the fee, or an in-kind contribution, in writing to the Secretary General.

IANPHI has been funded from the outset through a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 2006, the organization has grown from 39 to 80 members, drawn public health leaders from around the world to share their experiences at six annual meetings, and has funded more than 50 projects in 25 low-resource countries.  

The Gates grant will expire in October 2012, prompting members to approve the increase in membership dues and to support future advocacy and fundraising efforts to keep IANPHI viable. A dues structure was implemented for the first time in 2011, when members overwhelmingly lent their support to ensure that the advocacy network could continue with its work.  IANPHI also created the IANPHI Foundation to manage those fees as well as funds from other sources.

IANPHI 2011 Dues

Low income or low middle income countries: USD $500

High middle income countries: USD $3,000

High income countries: USD $9,000

Dues are voluntary.