The International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) is a multi-disciplinary professional development academy for the public health workforce. As a specialized academy, IAPH provides diverse fields of study, programs and courses ranging from long-term, mid and short -term trainings in numerous areas of public health to contribute to the development of public health services across Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) Member States, through building the capacity of public health workforce.
IAPH will not be mere addition to the number of public health educational institutions in the EMR Region, it will rather be unique in promoting a practice-led type of public health education that is based on a residency model. This comes in contrast with the conventional model of academic and theoretical education which, though useful, is not in line with producing graduates with required competencies commensurate with the current realities and challenges in public health sector.
To achieve IAPH mission, the academy provides diverse fields of study, programs and courses that utilize learning methods and teach skills that can be immediately applied in the field.
IAPH’s professional training programs are aimed at enhancing the leadership and performance of the public health system and improving people’s health and health care nationally and regionally. Although IAPH is newly established; it is now moving in quick steps to contribute to filling the gaps in public health knowledge and practices.
Capacity building is at the core of IAPH’s mission, as we believe that, improving the knowledge and skills of our residents and trainees can be immediately applied which will enable them to perform their duties more effectively and efficiently.
IAPH vision is to attain excellence in public health education, capacity, and innovation at regional and global spheres.
To promote the public health workforce mass capable of addressing the challenges of strengthening national health systems and improving population health in the Region and beyond.
To design and deliver quality postgraduate educational and training programs on different public health subject matters to fill existing and emerging regional gaps.
- Building up and strengthening institutional governance for IAPH.
- Introducing diverse and quality set of public health education and training programs.
- Scaling up public health science, practice, and professionalism.
IAPH believes in the role of partnerships for the exchange of knowledge and experience. These partnerships include curricula development, participation in training, and mentoring.
We work with our partners to identify their training needs and, accordingly, offer tailored solutions.
Trainings can also be customized for different durations to fit various organizations' needs. IAPH’s targeted partners are ministries of health, public health institutes, academic institutes, and national and international organizations.
Teaching Faculty and Instructors:
IAPH has a pool of highly professional trainers who are both content experts and teaching masters. Trainers and instructors have regional and international experience from over 12 countries in the EMR, Europe and the US. Expertise range from field, academia, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
We understand the complexities of public health sector work, and the improbability of forgoing work for extended periods. Therefore, IAPH has designed flexible training approaches that fit the schedule of our residents:
Who can join
Enrollment in IAPH’s training programs is open for public health personnel from different medical and health sciences backgrounds. Applicants from all disciplines seeking careers in the field of public health can also join.