2011 IANPHI Annual Meeting: Towards Strong and Connected Public Health Institutes

2011 Ianphi Annual Meeting

Public health leaders from around the world gathered in Helsinki, Finland, in late fall 2011 to explore topics ranging from the growing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and associated tobacco risk factors to maternal health, HPV vaccines, and NPHI response to disasters--in particular the recent experiences of Japan and Germany. Attending were national public health institute directors from 50 countries plus representatives from the World Health Organization and other IANPHI partners who participated in technical sessions, networking, and sharing experiences to strengthen capacity and prevent and respond to health threats.  

During the business meeting, the General Assembly of members welcomed four new institutes and elected five new members to the Executive Board.

Annual Meeting Agenda
General Assembly Agenda
Participant List
Photo Gallery


International Public Health Instrument for NCDs and National Public Health Institutes – the Experience of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco

Haik Nikogosian, WHO - Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Tanja Knezevic, Serbia - Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Republic of Serbia
Arash Rashidian, Iran - Evidence and Policies for Reducing Smoking in Iran
Mario Henry Rodriguez, Mexico - Participation of the NIPH in the implementation of FCTC in Mexico
Innocent Ujah, Nigeria - WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - Efforts Made by Nigeria

Maternal Health

Heli Bathija Achieving MDG5: reducing maternal mortality and achieving universal access to reproductive health 
Mika Gissler, Research Professor, THL, Finland - Maternal Health in Finland
Chhea Chhorvann, Cambodia - Maternal Health In Cambodia 
Elias Sory, Ghana

Global challenge of NCD monitoring and surveillance

Sergei Boytsov, Russia - Global challenge of NCD monitoring and surveillance
Pekka Puska, Finland - NCD Monitoring and NPHIs
Miroslaw J. Wysocki, Poland - Iceberg Phenomenon in Epidemiology
Janchiv Oyunbileg, Mongolia - Mongolia: NCD Monitoring and Surveiilance
Mwele Ntuli Malecela, Tanzania - NCDS in Tanzania

HPV vaccines and screening in prevention of cervical cancer

Pekka Nieminen, Chief Physician, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland - Prevention and management of the HPV, the Finnish perspective
Andre N. Van der Zande, Netherlands
José Pereira-Miguel, Portugal - Prevention of cervical cancer in Portugal
Lital Keinan Boker, Israel - Cervical Cancer and HPV in Israel

Monitoring and Surveillance of Infectious Diseases

Mahmudur Rahman, Bangladesh - Surveillance in BangladeshIlesh V. Jani, Mozambique - Opportunities to Learn and Build from Disease Specific Activities Brazil - Epidemiological transition in Brasil between 1930 and 2009
Bashir Noormal, Afghanistan - Diseases Surveillance & Early warning System in Afghanistan

IANPHI Partnerships for Strengthened Public Health Infrastructures

Heidi Hautala, Minister for International Development, Finland
Prof. C. Anderson Johnson, Claremont University, LA, USA 
Matt Hanson, Program Officer, Vaccine Delivery, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Ramesh Shademani, Technical Officer, WHO, Switzerland
Marc Sprenger, Director, ECDC, Netherlands
Keizo Takemi, Fellow, Sasakaw Memorial Health Foundation, Japan

Plenary: Social Determinants of Health

Sarah Wamala, Sweden - Social Determinants of Health
Mohammed Hassar, Morocco - Social Determinants of Health
Marija Seljak, Slovenia - Health Inequities in Slovenia

Plenary: Role of NPHIs in Public Health Crisis

Mario Henry Rodriguez, Mexico - Role of NPHIs in Public Health Crisis
Reinhard Burger, Germany
Kenji Hayashi, Japan -  Japan, NPHI Response to the Tsunami
Peter Bloland, USA