The International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and Mundiapolis University in Morocco Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

January 18, 2024

In a stride towards advancing public health education, the International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and Mundiapolis University in Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. This agreement builds upon the capabilities available of both institutions specifically in the fields of public health education, training, and research.

The agreement was signed by Executive Director of the International Academy of Public Health (IAPH), Dr. Mohammad Al-Tarawneh and Director General of Mundiapolis University, Prof. AbdelMounim Belalia. 

Commenting on the significance of this strategic partnership, Dr. Al-Tarawneh said, "Our commitment to strengthening public health education and capacity across the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) is steady. Through effective partnerships like this one, we aspire to not only meet current needs but anticipate and address future challenges in different public health areas."

Prof. AbdelMoneim Belalia commended the efforts made by the University and the Academy to bring this memorandum into existence. He emphasized that it marks the commencement of fostering agreements and bilateral arrangements for implementation, aiming to benefit both parties and contribute to the enhancement of public health workers' capabilities.

The MoU extends beyond geographical borders, aiming to expand the access of students and institutes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) countries to Mundiapolis University courses and services through the Academy’s network and its learning management system (LMS). It emphasizes the practical application of academic knowledge, bridging the gap between theory and field practice by offering short courses and professional diplomas in different areas of public health, and engaging in joint research endeavors.

The partnership also includes exchanging the expertise of academic and teaching staff and researchers and facilitating student exchange and internship programs. Joint organization and participation in seminars, symposia, academic meetings, and technical assistance are also important aspects of this partnership.

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