EPHI Receives Important Accreditation

The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) – established in January 2014 in place of the former Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) – is breaking new ground as the country’s legally mandated national focal point for public health. The change reflects the institute's expanded leadership role in public health research, emergency management, and laboratory science.
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

As a key partner in the evolution of NPHI creation, IANPHI leveraged expertise and experience from member institutes to engage stakeholders and guide development of the ministerial proclamation, assisted in the development of a five-year strategic plan, and supported the first studies conducted by EPHI's fledgling health systems research department. IANPHI also worked with the Institute on plans for an emergency operations center and enhanced emergency response capacities in order to quickly identify outbreaks and other threats and ensure speedy and effective response. In collaboration with US CDC, and Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI), IANPHI has worked with EPHI to fund and implement effective strategies, planning and best practises with its new and expanded mandate.

Read more about this accreditation with The Ethiopian Herald: http://allafrica.com/stories/201611100482.html

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