Principal Investigators: Julia Fox-Rushby, Anne Mills, Jo Mulligan, Phil Musgrove, Neal Halsey, Logan Brenzel, Mark Miller, Lara Wolfson
Collaborators: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and The World Bank.
Start Date: 01-08-2002 End Date: 01-04-2005
The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is a three-year project aimed at assessing disease control priorities and producing 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. The DCPP was collaborated with partners around the world to generate information for national and international policymakers as they determine their health strategies and investments. The purpose of the study is to 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 of disease and cost-effectiveness analysis;
- interactive online discussions of the work in progress;
- online, universally accessible DCPP working papers and other publications, available at www.nih.gov;
- demographic, epidemiologic, and econometric information and materials to increase the capacity of developing countries to determine national priorities.