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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 Kenya with the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

Community Development

Kate Winskell, faculty at the Rollins School of Public Health, received a 2007 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to develop Phase I of Scenarios from Africa, a Community Partners Leadership Fellows Program.

Faith, Religion, and Health

Understanding the Effects of Religion on Public Health and Development Practice in Kenya, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.

Understanding the Effects of Religion on Public Health and Development Practice in Kenya, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

Understanding the Connections and Tensions between Religion, Health, and Development in Contemporary Kenya, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.

Health Care Delivery

Jana MacLeod, Assistant Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a project entitled Trainee Workshop: Acute Care and Fundamental Critical Care. In collaboration with the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA), project investigators implemented two one-week workshops for all present COSECSA surgical trainees in: 1) acute trauma care of the multiply injured patient and 2) specialized care of the critically ill surgical patient.

Nutrition/Malnutrition

Innovative Feeding Tools to Improve Infant Nutrition and Growth in Western Kenya, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.

Livestock, Gender, and Human Nutrition: An Interdisciplinary Study in Kenya's Rift Valley, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.

Technology and Public Health

Michael Prietula, Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Goizueta Business School, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a project entitled One Laptop per Child Public Health Intervention. The purpose of this project was to design and develop a technology based HIV prevention intervention for children and youth in Kenya. Emory collaborated with the Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center to design an effective and culturally appropriate intervention called LIVE©.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

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 a 2008 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to expand the Partnership and Research Activities at the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory.

Field Assessment in Rural Western Kenya of a Gravity-Based Ultrafiltration Water Treatment Device after 14 Months of Household Use, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.