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Capacity Strengthening

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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 Tanzania with the National Institute for Medical Research.

Environmental Health

Thomas Gillespie, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working with the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, the Tanzanian Wildlife Authority, and the Jane Goodall Institute on the Gombe Ecohealth Project. The project focuses on zoonotic and waterborne disease transmission in rural communities bordering Gombe National Park, the site of the longest ongoing study of wildlife behavior initiated by the Goodall Foundation on chimpanzees in the middle of the 20th century.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Epidemiology and Ecology of Zoonotic Enteric Pathogens Associated with Diarrheal Disease in the Greater Gombe Ecosystem, Tanzania, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.