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Founded by Jeffrey P. Koplan and international colleagues in 2001, the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) connects 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. Its Emory University Office, in partnership with its membership Secretariat in Helsinki, Finland, leads capacity building projects in over 35 countries around the world. It is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors, its 84 members, and private-sector partners. Learn more about IANPHI’s work in Brazil with FIOCRUZ (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation).

Health Care Delivery

Juan Leon, Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is conducting a project entitled Evaluation of Brazil’s Family Health Strategy.  The goal of the project is to evaluate specific aspects of Brazil’s health care system (e.g., care provided regarding nutrition, vaccines, diarrhea, reproductive health) through household and health unit data collection.

Maternal and Child Health

Prevalence of Gestational Anemia and its Association with Prenatal Care Utilization in Vespasiano, Brazil, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.

Evaluation of the Family Health Program on Perinatal Care Utilization, Vaccinations, and Child Nutrition in Vespasiano, Brazil, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.

Conrad Cole, faculty at Emory University School of Medicine, received an EGHI Seed Grant in 2008 to Study the Impact of Micronutrient Supplementation and Probiotics for the Prevention and Management of Acute Childhood Diarrhea in Brazil.

Reproductive Health

Needs Assessment of Family Planning Methods in the Colombian & Brazilian Border Amazon Region: A Qualitative Approach, 2008 Student Field Scholar Project.


Evaluation of a Family Health Program on Vaccines, Nutrition, and Diarrheal Disease in Vespasiano, Brazil, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.