Each national public health institute is different and develops in a unique way. To understand the factors that supported the successful creation and growth of our member NPHIs, IANPHI talked to the leaders of several institutes to understand how their NPHIs had been created – why are NPHIs formed, key ingredients to their successes, and barriers to greater impact. The series of case studies reveal the stories of the NPHIs and provide insights into the process of NPHI development that we hope will be useful to others.
Examples of Case Studies
In 2013, EPHI was created from one primary precursor organization, the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI), but is the final result of nearly 90 years of evolving public health institute arrangements in Ethiopia.
In Canada, the SARS outbreak illustrated deficiencies in the public health system, which led to calls for formation of an NPHI.