Global Health and Preparedness Advocacy

Global Health and Preparedness Advocacy

Emory University has a unique role in global health and emergency preparedness.

Global Health and Preparedness Advocacy

Global Health and IANPHI

In 2018, IANPHI Founder, Dr. Jeff Koplan interviewed Senator Isakson about his work in the global health space and how IAPNHI has been a partner to organizations around the world. Senator Isakson sits on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations including the subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy. He has been a champion of emergency preparedness and the importance of working with countries around the world to keep diseases from spreading. 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, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other donors, its member institutions, and private-sector partners. IANPHI currently has 84 members and has supported projects in more than 35 countries. Senator Isakson has also been a champion of Emory's Serious Communicable Disease Unit. Created in partnership with the CDC in 2001, Emory stands ready around the clock to treat CDC employees and others who may have contracted a highly infectious disease in the field or in the lab. It is one of four high-level biocontainment units in the United States and the only one in the Southeast region. The special containment unit has 11 rooms including 2 that resemble ICU hospital rooms. There is also a dedicated lab and an autoclave for all disposable waste.


Global Health and Preparedness Advocacy

Dr. Koplan's Interview with Senator Isakson

Click on the button below to view Dr. Jeff Koplan's recent interview with Senator Isakson about his work in the global health space.

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