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Capacity Strengthening

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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 Ethiopia with the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute.

Education

Peter Brown, Professor of Anthropology at Emory College and then-doctoral student Jed Stevenson, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a project entitled Children’s Health in Ethiopia.The purpose of this project was to explore how Ethiopian mothers’ educational level affects their children’s health and development.

Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

Kathy Kinlaw, Interim Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics, received an EGHI Seed Grant in 2007 to establish a Program in International Health Ethics, partnering with institutions and scholars in Ethiopia, Mexico and Russia.

Infectious Diseases

Peter Brown, Professor of Anthropology at Emory College and then-doctoral student Kenneth Maes, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a project entitled AIDS Caregiving in Addis Ababa. The purpose of this project was to understand what sustains the motivation of volunteer HIV/AIDS home-based caregivers in impoverished settings where HIV/AIDS is highly stigmatized.

Maternal and Child Health

Henry Blumberg, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2012 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct the Magnesium Sulfate Project: Addis Ababa University. The primary purpose of this project was to demonstrate the effectiveness of using magnesium sulfate to treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in public hospitals in Ethiopia.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Community-based Continuous Quality Improvement for Maternal and Neonatal Health in Ethiopia, 2011 Field Scholar Project.

Ethiopia Networking & Collaborations

EGHI established its Ethiopia Networking & Collaborations program in 2012. The purpose of this program is to provide Emory faculty and staff with best practice information regarding all manner of business practices, policies, and procedures in Ethiopia.

Reproductive Health

Henry Blumberg, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2009 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a Pilot Project to Prevent Cervical Cancer in Women in Ethiopia. Funded by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the primary purpose of this pilot project was to screen and treat women for cervical dysplasia at a district hospital in Debre Markos, Ethiopia.

Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene

Arborloo Uptake, Sustained Use, and Diffusion in Rural Ethiopia, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.