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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 South Africa with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

Drug Discovery

Dennis Liotta, faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Emory College and the Laney Graduate School, received an EGHI Partnership Program Grant in 2007 to establish the Republic of South Africa Drug Discovery Training Program.

Infectious Diseases

Home Based Care (HBC) Program Evaluation in Kwa-zulu, Natal, South Africa, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

Kristin Dunkle, faculty at the Rollins School of Public Health, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a pilot study to Develop Evidence-based Secondary Prevention for HIV-positive Heterosexual Men in Soweto, South Africa.

Taylor Harrison, faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a pilot study to investigate the Prevalence of HIV Neuropathy and Risk Factors for Antiretroviral Toxic Neuropathy in an HIV Positive Cohort of South Africans.

Carol Worthman, Samual C. Dobbs Professor of Anthropology at the Emory College, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct a project entitled Build Partnerships to Strengthen Interventions: Philani Project, South Africa. The aim of this project was to develop effective behavioral interventions to prevent the convergent epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and alcoholism in South Africa.

Reproductive Health

Assessing the Feasibility of Custom-fitted Condoms as a Sexual Health Intervention in Three Urban Centers in South Africa, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.