2021 IANPHI Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting Flyer

The 2021 IANPHI Annual Meeting will be held virtually on December 1-3, 2021, hosted by Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), the Brazilian public health institute. This year's meeting will focus on health equity. We will discuss the role of national public health institutes (NPHIs) in tackling health inequities, exacerbated by major public health challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. The detailed agenda of the six virtual sessions is available below.

Annual Meeting Agenda

December 1, 2021

IANPHI General Assembly (Members and Partners Only)

7:30-9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time | 9:30-11:00 a.m. Rio Time | 1:30-3:00 p.m. Paris Time

A high point in the IANPHI calendar, the General Assembly meeting allows members to meet, discuss and take important decisions for the coming year. During the session the IANPHI leadership team will present the 2021 Activity Report, announce the results of the vote taking place in November, and highlight and recognize milestones and successes of member institutes from each regional network.

Speakers:

  • Keynote speech by Dr. Nisia Trindade, President, Fiocruz (Brazil)
  • Prof. Duncan Selbie, President, IANPHI
  • Dr. Jean-Claude Desenclos, Secretary General, IANPHI
  • Ellen Whitney, Director, U.S. Office IANPHI
  • IANPHI Regional Chairs or Vice-Chairs

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IANPHI Strategic Action Plan 2022-2025 (Members and Partners Only)

9:30-10:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rio Time | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Paris Time

In this session, IANPHI will present the new strategic action plan, which was developed over the past few months. The action plan will implement the five priorities of the IANPHI Strategy 2021-2025 launched in May 2021. Members will have an opportunity to discuss the action plan proposals and activities for the next four years, and to identify how their institute can get involved in those activities.

Speakers:

  • Sadaf Lynes, Strategic Adviser, IANPHI
  • Additional speakers to be announced

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December 2, 2021

National Public Health Institutes’ Experience Responding to COVID-19: A Health Equity Perspective

7:30-9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time | 9:30-11:00 a.m. Rio Time | 1:30-3:00 p.m. Paris Time

Following last year's sessions on NPHI COVID-19 lessons learned in the first year of the pandemic, health equity emerged as an increasingly pressing concern for public health professionals. The indirect impacts of COVID-19 on populations’ health and socioeconomic situations revealed and accentuated health inequalities. Inequalities disproportionately affect the most vulnerable groups and call for specifically targeted prevention and health promotion.

This session will explore how NPHIs tackled this major public health issue in the second year of the pandemic, and how they can develop their activities on health equity while entering the phase of recovery from COVID-19.

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Health Equity Tools and Strategies

9:30-10:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rio Time | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Paris Time

This session will be facilitated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the development of health equity tools and strategies. Participants will hear the experiences from NPHIs that have a role in health equity and discuss ideas about how health equity is or could be a core component of NPHI institutional development and inform NPHI goals, objectives and strategies.

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December 3, 2021

Integrating Health Equity into NPHIs’ Climate and Environmental Action

7:30-11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time | 9:30-11:00 a.m. Rio time | 1:30-3:00 p.m. Paris time

Climate change, biodiversity loss and other degradations of Earth’s life-supporting systems are a severe threat to the physical and mental well-being of populations worldwide. Their adverse health impacts increase existing health, demographic and socio-economic inequalities, by affecting the most vulnerable populations. The IANPHI Roadmap for Action on Health and Climate Change, launching on November 10, 2021, highlights how NPHIs can identify, prevent and respond to these health impacts.

This session will further explore how health equity issues can be integrated in NPHIs’ actions on climate, environment and health. Members will share examples of good practices at the national level and discuss ways to act collectively at the international level to jointly address climate change and health inequities.

Speakers:

  • Ingrid Stegeman, Program Manager, EuroHealthNet
  • Dr. Tatiana Marrufo, Lead, Program of Environment and Health, Instituto Nacional de Saúde (Mozambique)
  • Dr. Brecht Devleesschauwer, Senior Epidemiologist, Sciensano (Belgium)
  • Dr. Luiz Augusto Galvão, Senior Researcher, Center of International Relations in Health, Fiocruz (Brazil)

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Closing Session

9:30-10:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rio Time / 3:30-4:30 p.m. Paris Time

This session will offer a summary of each session's key points and draw the conclusions of the 2021 IANPHI Annual Meeting. The conclusions will feed a Fiocruz-led IANPHI Declaration on Health Equity and IANPHI’s future advocacy actions on health inequities. Members will also be invited to share their views on the topic and on how IANPHI can act in favor of health equity in the future.

Speakers:

  • Prof. Duncan Selbie, President, IANPHI
  • Additional speakers to be announced

 Moderator:

  • Dr. Jean-Claude Desenclos, Secretary General, IANPHI

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