The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is a joint enterprise of The World Bank, the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Population Reference Bureau. The NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) is also a partner. DCPP is funded principally through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. The Bank, which provides $18 - 22 billion each year in loans to its client countries, provided $1.27 billion for health, nutrition and population in 2004. The World Bank is now working in more than 100 developing economies, bringing a mix of analytical work, policy dialogue and lending to improve living standards - including health and education -- and reduce poverty.
The Fogarty International Center is the international component of the NIH. It addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships.
WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. Its objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health, defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) informs people around the world about health, population, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. For 75 years, PRB has analyzed complex data and research results to provide objective and timely information in a format easily understood by advocates, journalists, and decision makers; conducted workshops globally to give key audiences the tools they need to understand and communicate effectively about relevant issues; and, worked to ensure developing country policymakers base policy decisions on sound evidence.
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library. NLM collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to improving lives by sharing advances in health and learning with the global community. Led by Bill Gates, Sr., and Patty Stonesifer, the Seattle-based foundation has an endowment of approximately $27 billion.
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