2022 IANPHI Annual Meeting | Pandemics, Conflicts, Climate Change: New Roles and Challenges for National Public Health Institutes

Stockholm in winter

The 2022 IANPHI Annual Meeting was held from November 30 to December 2, 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden. This year's theme was 'Pandemics, Conflicts, Climate Change: New Roles and Challenges for National Public Health Institutes'.

In recent years, the world has faced crises affecting public health – directly or indirectly. The COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, and climate crisis have had multiples consequences, including on national and global economies and on food security, with an effect on populations’ health and wellbeing, exacerbating health inequalities. The participation of national public health institutes in the management of these crises has often deeply changed their institutional environment, their role in national health systems, and their organization and practices.  

IANPHI and its members have reviewed the impact of those crises and examined them through different lenses with initiatives such as the COVID-19 lessons learned exercise and the IANPHI Roadmap for Action on Health and Climate Change. To address populations’ new health needs and support decision-making to protect and improve the health of the populations in the context of these crises, NPHIs have to go through a transformation. How can we build that transformation based on the lessons learned from the different crises? 

Meeting Resources

View the Event Photo Gallery

The Role of National Public Health Institutes in Supporting Preparedness and Response to Emergencies Affecting Population Health

Read the Stockholm Statement

Commentary by the Public Health Agency of Sweden: IANPHI Annual Meeting Shows the Importance of NPHIs in an Emergency

Read the Commentary

Highlights and Replay

Botswana, Greece, Jordan, Montenegro, and DRC Join IANPHI

Read the highlights of the General Assembly

Pandemic, Conflicts, Climate Change: What Have We Learned from the Past Three Years? 

Session 3: Read and watch

Addressing the Economic Consequences of Pandemics, Conflicts, and Climate Change on Public Health 

Session 4: Read and watch

National Public Health Institutes' Strategies for Investing in Health Promotion and Equity 

Session 5: Read and watch

IANPHI Project on Integrated Disease Surveillance

Meeting 2: Read and watch

IANPHI's Global Health Partnerships

Meeting 3: Read and watch

Speakers' Slides

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

Session 4 Session 5 Session 6

Meeting 2 Meeting 3

Program and Format

While the meeting was held in person, the main sessions were also offered virtually to registered participants.

View the full program 


Meeting 1: IANPHI Executive Board Meeting

*closed meeting*


Session 1: IANPHI General Assembly

The IANPHI General Assembly is the Association’s governing body with final decision-making power. Its annual meeting is a high point in the IANPHI calendar and allows members to make important decisions for the coming year. During the session, the IANPHI leadership team will present the 2022 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.

*closed meeting*


Session 2: Follow-up on IANPHI Strategy and Activities

During this session, IANPHI’s leadership and committee representatives will give an update on the year’s achievements and progress. Members will be able to comment, ask questions and express interest in getting involved in next year’s projects. The IANPHI partnership with the World Health Organization will also be presented. Finally, the draft Stockholm Statement addressing the consequences of crisis on National Public Health Institutes will be presented by the IANPHI Secretariat and the Public Health Agency of Sweden, which hosts this year’s IANPHI Annual Meeting.

*open to all*


Social Dinner

The Market, Scandic Continental Hotel, 1st floor


Meeting 2: Presentation of the project on Integrated Disease Surveillance

*open to all*


Meeting 3: Global Health Partnerships with IANPHI

*open to all*


Session 3: Pandemics, Conflicts, Climate Change: What Have We Learned from the Past Three Years?

The past three years have been marked by several crises impacting public health. The impacts of pandemics, conflicts and climate change have permanently altered the roles and practices of NPHIs. This session will address the contributions of NPHIs resolving those challenges – in particular their impact on health equity while answering the question: what have we learned from the past three years?

*open to all*


Session 4: Adressing the Economic Comsequences of Pandemics, Conflicts and Climate Change on Public Health

During this session, speakers will tackle the economic consequences of pandemics, conflicts and climate change on public health and their impact on NPHIs. What strategies can NPHIs implement to adapt to those challenges?

*open to all*



Vasa Museum


Meeting 4: CHAMPS Session

*open to all*


Meeting 5a: Africa Regional Network Meeting

*closed meeting*

Meeting 5b: Asia Regional Network Meeting

*closed meeting*

Meeting 5c: Europe Regional Network Meeting 

*closed meeting*


Session 5: Roundtable Discussion: NPHIs' Strategies for Investing in Health Promotion and Equity

Crises have had devastating effects on vulnerable populations and have exacerbated health disparities. What can NPHIs do now to adapt and improve health equity and development in public health? During this session, panelists will exchange views on strategies for investing in health promotion and equity in an open discussion.

*open to all* 


Closing Session

After three days of discussions, this session will offer a summary of the meeting’s key outcomes and draw the conclusions of the 2022 IANPHI Annual Meeting.

*open to all*

Practical Information

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The meeting will take place at the Scandic Continental Hotel, located at Vasagatan 22, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden.

Hotel contact: continental@scandichotels.com | +46 8 51734200

The hotel is located in the city center. It is a two-minute walk from Stockholm Central Station.

Hotel wifi

Wifi: Scandic Meeting

Password: ATK83ymw

Meeting rooms

The main conference room is located on the third floor in rooms n°17-18.

Some meetings will take place in other meeting rooms. Please refer to the program to know where your meeting will take place.

Meeting rooms are also available for participants to organize side meetings. If you want to book a room for a side meeting, please email the Secretariat at secretariat@ianphi.org with the object “Participant - Room booking Annual Meeting” and mention the timeslot and the number of people who will be at the meeting. You will receive a confirmation email with the location of the room. Please note that each room is equipped with IT material, and offers the possibility to have a hybrid meeting.

Lunch and coffee breaks

Lunch will be offered on self-service in the breakout area on the third floor.

Hot drinks and snacks are available at anytime in the breakout area on the third floor.

From Stockholm Arlanda  

By train: the Arlanda Express will take you to Stockholm Central Station every 10-15 minutes throughout the day. The travel time is 18 minutes. It costs extra to purchase a ticket onboard the train, so it is recommended to buy tickets online, at the airport information desks or from a ticket machine. 

By taxi: it takes 40-45 minutes to reach the hotel depending on traffic.  

From Stockholm Bromma  

By bus: Flygbussarna Airport Coaches operate from Bromma Stockholm Airport once or twice every hour on weekdays. Travel time is 20 minutes. Ticket can be bought online or on the bus. 

By taxi: it takes approximatively 20 minutes to reach the hotel depending on traffic.  

From Stockholm Skavsta  

By bus: Flygbussarna Airport Coaches depart from Stockholm Skavsta Airport to Stockholm multiple times a day. The trip last 80 minutes.  

By taxi: it takes approximatively one hour to reach the hotel depending on traffic.  

From Västerås Airport 

By bus: Flygbussarna Airport Coaches operate between Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm C on some days. Travel time is 80 minutes. 

By taxi: it takes approximatively one hour to reach the hotel depending on traffic.

The monetary unit in Sweden is the krona SEK (plural “kronor”).

Please note that Sweden has yet to ratify the Euro treaty, which means that you cannot pay using Euros (€) – or other currencies than SEK – in cash.

Please note that Sweden is a mostly cashless society. Most of the country’s bank branches have stopped handling cash; many shops, museums and restaurants now only accept plastic or mobile payments. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden at banks, hotels, stores, restaurants, or taxis.


Average temperatures in Stockholm in December: -3°C to 1°C | 27°F to 34°F

Daily sunshine hours in December: 2 hours

Average rainfall days in December: 18 days

Please ensure that you have all necessary documents to travel to Sweden on this website. Please ensure to carry the necessary documents printed and with you (not in your checked luggage).

Participants can collect their badge at the IANPHI Stand in the breakout area on the third floor of the hotel, during the following timeslots:

Day 1: Wednesday, November 30

  • From 9.30 to 10.15
  • From 13.00 to 13.30

Day 2: Thursday, December 1

  • From 8.00 to 8.30

After Thursday, December 1, 8.30, participants can collect their badge in the conference room (rooms n°17 and 18, third floor).

Due to the pandemic, different rules and requirements can apply depending on countries. Before traveling, participants should check the rules in their own country and in Sweden by following this link

Masks and disinfectant will be available in each meeting room and at various locations throughout the hotel. It is your personal responsibility to wear a mask during the conference.

The Social Dinner will be offered in the hotel restaurant The Market located on the first floor on Wednesday, November 30 at 19.00.

The Reception will take place at the Vasa Museum, on Thursday, December 1 at 19.00. The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that participants bring warm clothes. To ride in the bus shuttles, please gather in the hotel lobby at 18.30.

Address: Vasa Museum, Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm

The IANPHI Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to highlight the role of national public health institutes within the global health community. As ambassadors for NPHIs worldwide, we encourage you to post about the meeting on social media using #IANPHI, #NPHIs and @IANPHIhealth and share IANPHI’s posts.

Photos of the week will be available on the IANPHI Flickr page. Please share your photos with us (marie.deveaux@emory.edu) throughout the week, so that we can add them to Flickr.

LinkedIn clinic

A LinkedIn clinic will be offered in the breakout area on the third floor of the hotel by IANPHI Communications to NPHI directors and focal points needing support getting started on LinkedIn and joining the new IANPHI LinkedIn Discussion Group, which will be launched on November 30, 2022.

Hours of the clinic:

Day 1: Wednesday, Nov 30

  • 12.30-13:30
  • 17:30-18:00

Day 2: Thursday, Dec 1

  • 12.30-13:30

If you have any question regarding the event, please email the IANPHI Secretariat at secretariat@ianphi.org.

For urgent issues, please message us on WhatsApp: +33 7 85 24 14 53.

About the Host Institute

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has a national responsibility for public health issues and works to ensure good public health. The agency also works to ensure that the population is protected against communicable diseases and other health threats. Their vision statement: a public health that strengthens the positive development of society.

Visit the Host Institute's Website

2022 IANPHI Annual Meeting hosted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden