Recognizing the rationale and scope of Punjab Public Health Agency, the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI), accredited PPHA as an IANPHI Associate Member.
The announcement came as over 200 public health leaders from around the world met in Rome, Italy for the annual IANPHI meeting on Tuesday.
IANPHI achieves its service mission through a 3-part approach of advocacy, technical assistance, and linkages.
As of June 2007, IANPHI had awarded technical assistance grants to public health institutes in 5 nations.
The cornerstone of the IANPHI approach is a peer-assistance model for NPHI strengthening and enhancement, with an emphasis on countries without NPHIs or with NPHIs in their early stages.
Through strategies to define and develop core public health functions and to share expertise, IANPHI helps NPHIs sharpen their focus and raise standards of performance.
IANPHI will strengthen existing NPHIs in low-resource countries, and assist national governments in creating new institutes, through three technical assistance programmes.
In addition, the IANPHI will promote research links among institutions through a seed grant programme to fund joint public health research projects with collaborating NPHIs.
The newly established IANPHI is a service-based organisation created to improve global public health by creating, strengthening, and linking NPHIs and NPHI leaders around the world.
Objetivos de la IANPHI La principal prioridad de la IANPHI es fortalecer los sistemas nacionales de salud publica mediante el establecimiento de INSP.
Como primer paso, la IANPHI y el gobierno del pais interesado deben analizar las funciones esenciales de salud publica que asumiria la nueva organizacion.
Entre los atributos basicos que deben tener los INSP, segun el Esquema Conceptual para el Desarrollo y Creacion de los NPHI, elaborado por la IANPHI (17), se pueden citar: