Network of the world's medical AcademiesOngoing
InterAcademy Partnership for Health
The InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health) is a global network of medical Academies and medical sections of Academies of science and engineering. It currently has over 70 member Academies.
IAP for Health aims to strengthen the capacity of Academies to enable scientists to provide evidence to governments on health and science policy. The network achieves this in several ways by:
- Encouraging the formation of Academies in countries where none exist.
- Facilitating interactions between individual national Academies.
- Running programmes to increase scientists’ ability to address science policy, and issuing statements on health issues of global concern
The Academy is a member of IAP for Health and we were elected to its Executive Committee (EC) in August 2013. The EC oversees the network’s strategy and activities. Our Vice-President - International represents us at EC meetings, the General Assembly and other events.
Prior to March 2016, the network was known as the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) but has since rebranded to cooperate more closely under an InterAcademy Partnership banner with it's sister networks, IAP for Science and IAP for Research.
Recent examples of IAP for Health work include a book on ‘Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment’, a call for action on improving the reproducibility of biomedical research , the Young Physician Leaders Programme, and IAP for Health have partnered with the Academy on two of our GCRF policy workshops.