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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 Peru with the National Institute of Health (INS).

Infectious Diseases

Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is conducting a study that measures the entomologic risk for dengue virus in Iquitos, Peru. Dr. Vazquez-Prokopec and his co-investigators are using diverse spatial datasets to understand the urban transmission of dengue virus with the hope of quantifying the contribution of urban landscape, human herd immunity, human and vector movement, and vector control on the dynamics of virus transmission.

Quantifying the Contribution of Public Spaces to the Risk of Exposure to the Dengue Vector, Ae. aegypti, in the city of Iquitos, Peru, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.