In addition to peer-to-peer partnerships, IANPHI’s 90+ members have developed strong regional networks. With support from IANPHI and local leadership, these networks in Africa, Europe, and South America provide resources for NPHIs in each region to learn from each other’s experiences, build capacity, and collaborate to respond to regional public health challenges.
The Network of National Public Health Institutes of the Union of South American Nations (RINS-UNASUR) aims to “contribute to the development of the capacities and potential of the institutes as a means to render more effective health policies.” RINS-UNASUR, led by NIH Peru and FIOCRUZ Brazil, conducts a bi-annual meeting as well as peer-to-peer partnerships, fostering ongoing collaboration among institutes.
Established in 2013, the IANPHI Africa network, based at NIMR Tanzania, facilitates coordination, interaction, and cooperation among African national public health Institutes.
Since 2006, the directors of European national public health institutes, coordinated by the IANPHI President’s office at THL-Finland, have met annually to discuss IANPHI-related, region-specific public health topics; address project collaboration possibilities; and exchange current news from the member institutes.