Disease Control Priorities Project

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The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is an ongoing project that aims to determine priorities for disease control across the world, particularly in low-income countries.[1] The project is most well known for the second edition of the report Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (published in 2006,[2] often abbreviated as DCP2 and sometimes referred to as "the DCP2 Report").

The Disease Control Priorities Project is a joint enterprise of a number of groups,[3] including the University of Washington Department of Global Health, the World Bank, the Fogarty International Center (National Institutes of Health), World Health Organization, Population Reference Bureau, Gates Foundation, and the International Decision Support Initiative.[4][5] Notable editors involved in the project include Dean Jamison, Alan Lopez, Colin Mathers, Christopher J.L. Murray, George Alleyne, Prabhat Jha, and Anne Mills.

Publications[edit]

DCP1[edit]

The first edition of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, commonly referred to as DCP1, was published in 1993.[2] DCP1 is cited in the 1993 World Development Report.

DCP1 is organized into five parts:[6]

  • Introduction
  • The Unfinished Agenda, I · Infectious Disease
  • The Unfinished Agenda, II · Reproductive Health and Malnutrition
  • Emerging Problems
  • Conclusion

Each part has chapters within it; there are 29 chapters in all. The report spans more than 700 pages and has as contributors 79 authors in addition to the four editors.

DCP2[edit]

The second edition of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, commonly referred to as DCP2 and sometimes referred to as "the DCP2 Report", was published in 2006.[2] DCP2 is organized into 73 chapters, and is a 1400-page report by more than 350 specialists around the world with the goal of providing policy recommendations to reduce global disease burdens.[7] The report is in English, but translations for some of the chapters to Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish are available. The report has been released under the Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and a copy of DCP2 can be downloaded from the World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository.[8] The full text of the report can also be read online on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (National Institutes of Health) website.[9]

In comparison to DCP1, DCP2 is more systematic in its coverage.[10]:xviii

DCP3[edit]

For third edition, the name of the report was shortened to Disease Control Priorities. The third edition is commonly referred to as DCP3, and is under preparation and is expected to be published over the time period 2015–2016. It has nine separate volumes. The final and summary volume will be published in 2016. Separate volumes on cancer and surgery will be published earlier. Toby Ord of Giving What We Can is on the board.[11]

As of April 2016, four of nine volumes of DCP3 have been published online.[12]

The nine volumes are as follows:[13]

  • Essential Surgery
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
  • Cancer
  • Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Related Disorders
  • Major Infectious Diseases
  • Injury Prevention and Environmental Health
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Disease Control Priorities (summary volume)

Other publications[edit]

In addition to DCP1, DCP2, and DCP3, the DCPP has produced other background papers and major publications. These include the following:[10]:xvii

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About DCPP". Disease Control Priorities Project. Archived from the original on June 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "About the Project". Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Partner organizations". Disease Control Priorities Project. Archived from the original on March 21, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  4. ^ "New Initiative Will Assess Disease Control Priorities In Developing Countries". Gates Foundation. 2002-09-03. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Collaborators". Disease Control Priorities 3. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ Jamison, Dean T.; Mosley, W. Henry; Measham, Anthony R.; Bobadilla, José Luis, eds. (1993). Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. Oxford University Press. 
  7. ^ "Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (2nd Edition)". Disease Control Priorities Project. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  8. ^ "Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, Second Edition". Disease Control Priorities Project (mirrored on the World Bank website). Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  9. ^ "Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition". Disease Control Priorities Project (mirrored on the NCBI website). Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  10. ^ a b "Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Second Edition - Front Matter" (PDF). 
  11. ^ Hutchinson, Michelle (May 13, 2014). "Toby Ord and DCP3". Giving What We Can. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition Releases Fourth Volume: Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders". DCPP. April 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "About Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition". DCPP. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 

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