Media Advisory

Monday, June 4, 2007

Fogarty International Center to Hold Anniversary Meeting for Disease Control Priorities Project

The Fogarty International Center, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host “The Disease Control Priorities Project: First Year Anniversary Celebration, Implementing the Research Agenda,” a meeting to review key messages of the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) and highlight its impact on health policy and programs in developing countries.

The DCPP is an ongoing effort to assess disease control priorities and produce evidence-based analysis and resource materials to inform health policymaking in developing countries. It has produced three volumes providing technical resources to assist developing countries in improving their health systems and, ultimately, the health of their people.

One year ago, the DCPP released two landmark publications: the second edition of “Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (DCP2),” and “Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors.” The first edition of “Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (DCP1)” led to major advances in the health care system of many countries. Highlights of the impact of these publications will be discussed.

What: The Disease Control Priorities Project: First Year Anniversary Celebration, Implementing the Research Agenda

When: Monday, June 11, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Where: Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Who: Featured Speakers

Roger Glass, MD, PhD, Associate NIH Director for International Research and Director, Fogarty International Center/NIH

Dean Jamison, PhD, Senior Editor, DCPP; Professor of Health Economics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Visiting Professor, Harvard University

Mariam Claeson, MD, MPH, Program Coordinator HIV/AIDS, Human Development, South Asia Region, World Bank

David Evans, PhD, Director, Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization

Liu Depei, MD, PhD, Vice President, Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD, Senior Fellow, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former Minister of Health, Mexico

Fariyal Fikree, MD, MPH, Head of Communications, Population Reference Bureau

George Alleyne, MD, PhD, Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organization

Prabhat Jha, MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair of Health & Development, and Director, Centre for Global Health Research, University of Toronto

Carlos Rossel, MBA, Marketing Manager, Office of the Publisher, World Bank

More information about the DCPP can be found at

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