Publications

The Disease Control and Priorities Project reviews, generates, and disseminates population health information for use by low- and middle-income countries and by national and international organizations as they develop and refine health priorities to decrease disease burdens locally and globally. These three core publications are part of an ongoing initiative to provide technical resources to improve the health systems, and ultimately the health of people, in developing countries.

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (2nd Edition)

Six hundred public health and policy experts from more than 100 countries contributed to the data sources and methodologies, and identified challenges and priorities, resulting in an integrated, comprehensive reference volume on the state of health in developing countries.

Based on careful analysis of health systems and the costs of the burden of disease, DCP2 highlights achievable priorities; measures progress toward providing efficient, equitable care; promotes cost-effective interventions to targeted populations; and encourages integrated efforts to optimize health.

-73 chapters, 1450 pages

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Translations For Download

Arabic Chapter 1
(PDF | 0.9MB)
Arabic Chapter 2
(PDF | 1.1MB)
Chinese Chapter 1
(PDF | 5.7MB)
Chinese Chapter 2
(PDF | 8.1MB)
French Chapter 1
(PDF | 1.0MB)
French Chapter 2
(PDF | 1.0MB)
Spanish Chapter 1
(PDF | 0.4MB)
Spanish Chapter 2
(PDF | 0.4MB)

Priorities in Health

This DCP2 companion guide speeds the diffusion of life-saving knowledge by distilling the contents of the larger volume into an easily read format. Policy makers, practitioners, academics, and other interested readers will get an overview of DCP2's message and analysis; be alerted to the scope of major diseases; and learn strategies to improve policies and choices to implement cost-effective interventions.

-8 chapters, 236 pages

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Translations For Download

French
(PDF | 1.8MB)
Portuguese
(PDF | 1.5MB)
Russian
(PDF | 1.9MB)
Spanish
(PDF | 2.0MB)

Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors

A framework to integrate, validate, analyze, compare, and disseminate information to policy makers is critical to effectively assess risks and outcomes. The Global Burden of Disease framework, first published in 1990 and subsequently revised, is the preferred method for health accounting and guide to health priority-setting.

This volume provides a single up-to-date source with a comprehensive statement of methods and a complete presentation of results. It includes refined methods to assess data, ensure epidemiological consistency, and summarize the disease burden. GBD examines the comparative importance of diseases, injuries, and risk factors; it incorporates data sources to develop consistent estimates for 136 major diseases and injuries. Drawing from more than 8,500 data sources that include epidemiological studies, disease registers, and notifications systems, GBD incorporates information from more than 10,000 datasets relating to population health and mortality, representing one of the largest syntheses of global information on population health to date.

-6 chapters, 500 pages

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Translations For Download

Arabic Chapter 1
(PDF | 0.4MB)
Chinese Chapter 1
(PDF | 2.9MB)
French Chapter 1
(PDF | 0.4MB)
Spanish Chapter 1
(PDF | 0.2MB)

 

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