International Association of National Public Health Institutes partners with WHO

Oct. 17, 2022
Aims to strengthen public health.

At the World Health Summit on October 16, in Berlin, the World Health Organization and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their joint efforts to achieve their common objectives to strengthen public health functions and health emergency preparedness.

WHO and IANPHI share the same vision that essential public health functions are a comprehensive and cost-effective approach to advance universal health coverage, health security and healthier populations.

The COVID-19 pandemic underlined the key role of national public health institutes. These institutes are at the forefront of preparedness, detection and response efforts in their respective countries. Through this new agreement, WHO and IANPHI will work together to establish or strengthen the role of national institutes, particularly in emergency preparedness and response.

The IANPHI is a network of 111 members in 94 countries and regions.

WHO release