The Role of National Public Health Institutes

Dr. Mwele Malecela; the Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research Tanzania (NIMR) and the Vice President of International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) demonstrates the importance of self sufficient national public health institutes networking together to save lives.

The International Association of National Public Health Institutes links 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. IANPHI has 86 members from 77 countries, benefiting more than 5 billion people on four continents.