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DCPP Publications

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

The second edition of this seminal work (DCP2), written by more than 350 specialists in diverse fields from around the world, provides the results of indepth research, offers insightful analyses, and proposes context-sensitive policy recommendations to significantly reduce the burden of disease in developing countries and to improve the quality of life for all people.

Priorities in Health

This companion volume distills the essence of DCP2 into a succinct and readable format, providing information on how to devise better strategies, policies, and choices among health interventions; how to put those decisions into practice; and how to allocate scarce resources to implement them.

Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors

This book summarizes the concepts and estimates of the burden of disease and the attribution of this burden to several major risk factors.


About DCPP

The Disease Control Priorities Project (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. DCPP has produced three volumes providing technical resources that can assist developing countries in improving their health systems and ultimately, the health of their people. More


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