2013 News Archive

Partnering Norway

Norway, Malawi & Palestine 

Partnering to create NPHIs 

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David Butler Jones
INVS TOGO

FRANCE & TOGO 

Peer to Peer Model in Action

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UVRI

UVRI & PHE PARTNERSHIP 

UVRI's Visibility Fostered by PHE Partnership

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NCDC

NCDC NEWS 

Highlights strategic workshop held on disease surveillance in collaboration with IANPHI

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Canada PHC

CANADA: PHAC 

Chief Public Health Officer Releases Report

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Chile

CHILE ISPCH 

Stephan Jarpa is the new director of the ISPCHI

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Koplan

APPLY FOR FUNDING - 7 BILLION EURO

The EU's new programme for investment in research and innovation'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' challenge

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EU

IANPHI IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

China bestows Friendship Award on Global Health Leader

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WHO

INVESTING IN NPHIs

The World Bank has recommended investing in NPHIs

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EDCTP

NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS

EDCTP Master's Fellowship in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics

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Lancet

NEW LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH

This free electronic journal is now available

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MOH Liberia Visit

IANPHI MEETS WITH MINISTER GWENIGALE

Strengthening Liberia's public health system

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Q&A with Mauricio Hernandex Avila: 

Director of Mexico's Natinal Institute of Public Health and next secretary-general of IANPHI. >>

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UVRI & PHE Partnership: 

IANPHI fosters collaboration of Uganda and English institutes. >>

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From Science to Policy: 

The Department of Disease Prevention and Control (DDPC): Kenyan hub for NPHI development. >>

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Message from the IANPHI Secretariat:

The 2013 IANPHI Executive Board Sate. >>

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Integrated Disease Surveillance Project: 

India's National Center for Disease Control, with assistance from the World Bank, launched the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) in November 2004. >>

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News from Guinea-Bissau: HDR Architecture Inspires INASA with Creative Lab Design

Volunteer architects from HDR's Design 4 Others (D4O) team worked with Guinea-Bissau's new NPHI (INASA) for more than two years to create a concept design for INASA's National Public Health Laboratory.

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News from Togo's National Institute of Hygiene

At the end of the RNL workshop (funded by IANPHI), trainers and participants are pleased.

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Malawi office is currently in need of a Senior Technical Assistant

This purpose of this position is to assist in the development of the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM), a newly formed public trust mandated to provide national leadership in communicable and non-communicable epidemiological surveillance, public health research, and prevention and control of diseases of major public health importance.

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Free Electronic Journal: The Lancet Global Health has launched

The Lancet Global Health has launched! Alongside the journal content, the Lancet also launched an interactive blog site.

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2013 IANPHI Annual Meeting Registration Open

The eighth Annual Meeting of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes' registration is now open. The meeting will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, September 29th-2nd October, 2013. The theme this year is “Public Health post 2015.”

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Public Health Lessons from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome a Decade Later

Jeffrey P. Koplan , David Butler-Jones, Thomas Tsang, and Wang Yu - Author affiliations: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.P. Koplan); Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D. Butler-Jones); Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China (T. Tsang); Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China (W. Yu)

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Partnerships Strengthening Togo's Information System and Scientific Writing

The dream of Togo’s Director General of Health, Dr. Kokou Dogbe, to transform the National Institute of Health (INH) into a comprehensive national public health institute (NPHI) that will address the major health problems of the Togolese people continues to move closer to reality.

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Q & A with Sarah Wamala: Director General of the Swedish Institute of Public Health

From humble beginnings in a small village in Uganda to director-general of the Swedish Institute of Public Health, Sarah Wamala now has set her sights on collaborating with IANPHI to strengthen national public health institutes in other parts of the world.

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Partnering NPHI-to-NPHI

Morocco teams with Togo to improve information system.

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RINS-UNASUR

The National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) of Latin American countries are leveraging their individual expertise and technology in an innovative joint effort to combat malaria, dengue and plague in the region. 

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Nominations Open for IANPHI Executive Board

IANPHI members are invited to nominate candidates for the IANPHI Executive Board. Nominations must be received by July 10, 2013 

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European Union Director's Meeting

Representatives from WHO, ECDC, EUROFOUND and EuroHealthNet stressed the importance of ongoing dialogue with the NPHIs in tackling public health challenges. 

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Swedish NPHI Merge

The Swedish government has presented a bill for IANPHI Member Swedish National Institute of Public Health (Statens folkhälsoinstitut, FHI) and Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet, SMI) to be merged. 

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Serbia Appoints New Director

Dr. Dragan Ilic, M.D, PhD, has been appointed as Director of the Institute of Public Health of Serbia.

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Guinea Bissau appoints new director

Dr. Zacarias José da Silva has been appointed as new President to Guinea-Bissau National Public Health Institute (INASA).

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RFP: Announcement to Host IANPHI Secretariat

IANPHI members will soon receive a Request for Proposals for member institutes interested in hosting the Secretariat in 2014-2017.


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Request for Proposals to Host IANPHI Secretariat 2014-2017: Documents

The IANPHI Executive Board agreed at the Annual Meeting 2012 in Mexico that the possibility of the relocation of the Secretariat will be explored for execution during the year 2013. As each IANPHI member should be given the possibility to offer their services, please find attached "Request for Proposals (RFP) to Host the IANPHI Secretariat starting 2014", hereby submitted to all members.

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Meeting of The Union of South-American Nations (RINS-UNASUR)

The Network of National Health Institutes from the Union of South-American Nations (RINS-UNASUR) will hold their second meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador on April 2-5th. 

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Second National Congress of Tropical Medicine

The Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT) is hosting the Second National Congress of Tropical Medicine, on April 20th - 23rd. Learn more at http://congressomedtrop.ihmt.unl.pt/

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UVRI Scientific and Mentorship Workshop Yields Results

The Uganda Virus Institute reports that two participants in IANPHI-sponsored scientific writing workshops will present their resulting research papers at the African Society of Laboratory Medicine scientific conference in South Africa in December 2012. 

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2013 IANPHI Annual Meeting

Hosted by the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research. Arusha, Tanzania, September 29 - October 2

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Transforming Public Health: IANPHI Progress Report 2010-2012

IANPHI continues to improve the world's health by leveraging the experiences and expertise of our member institutes. IANPHI's progress report highlights projects in Bangladesh, China, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and four Southeast Asia countries.


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Meeting of European NPHI directors

European National Public Health Institutes Directors' Meeting, Dublin, Ireland. April 25-26, 2013.

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Partnerships, Preparation Critical for a Safer World

Efforts to join with all countries and their governments, research centers, scholars and populations in taking vital steps toward creating a safer world were commended by Dr. Romeo Rodríguez Suárez, head of Mexico’s National Institutes of Health and High Specialty Regional Hospitals Coordinating Commission, when he welcomed 78 of the world’s public health leaders to IANPHI’s seventh annual meeting in Mexico City. »


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 Free Electronic Textbooks from Jossey-Bass Public Health

Jossey-Bass Public Health recently posted free books including Basic Epidemiology, Introduction to Biostatistics, Climate Change, and many more. 

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IANPHI Offers New NPHI-to-NPHI Evaluation Service

Tapping its unparalleled global expertise, IANPHI has created a unique NPHI-to-NPHI evaluation service now available to member institutes, ministries of health, and other government entities interested in an outside assessment of their operations and individual programs or planning for new programs. 

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Hello and Goodbye: Secretariat Staff Changes

IANPHI welcomes and says farewell to several staff members in Helsinki and Atlanta. 

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Help Raise Funds for Annual Meeting

The IANPHI Secretariat at THL-Finland proposes that members help raise $80,000 to close the gap in funds needed to support the 2013 annual meeting. »


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UK Call for Proposals: African Research Leader Award »


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EU Calls for Proposals for EuropAID Funding

IANPHI member institutes from African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries, together with European partners, are encouraged to apply to EuropeAID for funding through the ACP-EU Cooperation Program in Science and Technology. »


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Ghana Passes Comprehensive Public Health Legislation

IANPHI’S north-south collaborative approach to strengthening NPHIs in low-resource countries helped inform the first comprehensive public health bill passed by Ghana since gaining independence 50 years ago. »


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Making NCDs a Priority: The issues surrounding global escalation of NCDs have sparked high-level strategy discussions at IANPHI annual meetings...

The issues surrounding global escalation of NCDs have sparked high-level strategy discussions at IANPHI annual meetings. Dr. Christopher Murray, who heads the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) at the University of Washington and is co-author of the Global Burden of Disease Study presented its findings at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, which also featured other NCD-related presentations as did the 2011 Annual Meeting in Helsinki, Finland. Learn more about burden of disease measurement and how to use data to influence policy at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. »


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Nipah virus, anthrax, influenza, flood-related illness, pesticide poisoning...

Project Updates: IANPHI provides direct funding to governments in low-resource countries to build and strengthen national public health capacity through development of NPHIs. »