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Published on Apr 23, 2015
Dr. Mwele Malecela (Director General, NIMR Tanzania, IANPHI VP) shows us the work of NIMR, the National Institute of Medial Research in Tanzania where she is the director and demonstrates the importance of self sufficient national public health institutes networking together to save lives.
Also featured: Dr Mary Mayige Research Scientist, NIMR Diabetes Specialist, St Laurents Diabetes Center
WHO WE ARE The International Association of National Public Health Institutes links and strengthens the government agencies responsible for public health. IANPHI improves the world’s health by leveraging the experience and expertise of its member institutes to build robust public health systems.
OUR MEMBERS 86 members from 77 countries (and growing), benefiting more than 5 billion people on four continents.
WHAT NPHIS DO NPHIs focus on the major public health problems affecting the country. They use scientific evidence as the basis for policy implementation and resource allocation and are accountable to national governments and the public. Their key functions—including disease surveillance, detection, and monitoring; outbreak investigation and control; health information analysis for policy development; research; training; health promotion and health education; and laboratory science—are particularly critical in low-resource nations.
WHAT IANPHI DOES IANPHI is the only organization that strengthens NPHIs using an evidence-based international framework for NPHI development. Its unique peer-to-peer model, supported by targeted investments, leads to long-term national self-sufficiency. Since 2006 our investments have measurably improved capacity in 40 countries.
WHY IANPHI IS IMPORTANT IANPHI’s work helps countries build the national capacity needed to respond decisively to public health threats including influenza, TB, HIV-AIDS and non-communicable diseases.