New initiative will assess disease control priorities in developing countries

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington -- The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is a new three-year effort launched today to assess disease control priorities and produce science-based analyses and resource materials to inform health policymaking in developing countries. The DCPP is a joint project of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and The World Bank. It is funded by a $3.5 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

"This project pushes disease-control studies into the 21st century by bringing scientific, demographic, and epidemiological advancements to bear on disease-control research and strategies in developing countries," said Gerald T. Keusch, M.D., FIC Director. "The DCPP will collaborate with partners around the world to generate information for national and international policymakers as they determine their health strategies and investments."

"For prevention and treatment programs to work, policymakers must have access to the best possible research and analysis to ensure that their health investments save as many lives as possible," said Sally Stansfield, M.D., Acting Director of Infectious Disease and Vaccines Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "The DCPP's work will lead to highly effective, affordable health solutions that can be emulated in countries around the world."

The DCPP will help developing countries establish health priorities and cost-effective health interventions based on careful analysis of the cost of disease burden and the cost of treatment and prevention. The demographic, epidemiologic, and economic information produced by DCPP will be shared through its new products, events, and tools including:

    technical workshops involving experts and policymakers from developed and developing countries on estimating burden

Contact: Jennifer Cabe
NIH/Fogarty International Center

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