International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI)

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) is a global initiative that aims to develop stronger and more coordinated public health systems through the development and support of national public health institutes (NPHIs). IANPHI is also a professional association for NPHI directors, providing a platform for advocacy and collective action in addressing public health challenges and opportunities.

Founded in 2001 by Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan and international colleagues, IANPHI is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors, its member institutions, and private-sector partners. IANPHI has 114 members in 99 countries as of the end of 2019, benefitting more than 5 billion people.

The main office of the IANPHI Secretariat is currently located near Paris, France at Santé publique France, the French public health institute. The IANPHI U.S. office is based in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University within the Emory Global Health Institute. 

Coordinated by the Secretary General, the IANPHI staff is responsible for member relations, programs, and the annual meeting scientific program (France), as well as policy, technical assistance, communications and development projects of national public health institutes (U.S.).