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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 Pakistan with the Institute of Public Health.

Non-Communicable Diseases

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working is leading the Center for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Surveillance Study. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the UnitedHealth Group, the goal of this project is to develop and implement a model sentinel surveillance scheme in three locations (New Delhi, Chennai, and Karachi) to capture population-based cardiometabolic risk factor and events data in a total of 15,000 participants to better comprehend the determinants and outcomes of cardiometabolic disease.

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working on a project entitled Center for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Translational Trial. The goal of this project is to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an intensive and comprehensive multi-factorial intervention delivery strategy, simultaneously targeting glucose, blood pressure, and lipid control, as well as processes of care (aspirin use; ACE-i Use; regular eye, foot, and urine testing) among 1,120 people with T2DM across eight states in India and Pakistan who have a moderate- to high-risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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.