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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 with the Ghana Health Service and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

Environmental Health

Paige Tolbert, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, received an EGHI Seed Grant in 2008 to establish a Global Environmental Health Partnership with the University of Copenhagen and other satellite research campuses.

Infectious Diseases

World Health Organization Buruli Ulcer Initiative in Ghana, 2008 Student Field Scholar Project.

Mental Health

Comparing African Traditional Health Practices with Western Psychotherapeutic Methods in Ghana, 2007 Student Field Scholar Project.

Women, the Media and Health in Ghana, 2007 Student Field Scholar Project.

Reproductive Health

Rob Stephenson, Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, received a 2007 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct his project entitled Community Influences on Adolescent Sexual Health. The project examined community influences on sexual behavior and HIV in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, and Pakistan.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Sanitation Systems and Strategies in Accra, Ghana: Cultural Assessments and Policy Recommendations, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.

Identification and Assessment of Water and Sanitation Practices by Use of GPS Mapping and Door-to-Door Questionnaires in Peri-urban and Rural Communities of Accra, Ghana, 2009 Student Field Scholar Project.

Christine Moe, Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation at the Rollins School of Public Health and Director of Emory’s Center for Global Safe Water, received an EGHI Partnership Program Grant in 2008 to expand the Partnership and Research Activities at the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory.