The Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) was set up in the 1990s help to assess the priorities around disease control, using strong evidence-based analysis and pulling together of all the resource materials required to make informed predictions and recommendations for protocols to aid policymakers.

This has been specifically set up to help with policy-making in developing countries so that they can get access to the latest research and recommendations when they don’t have such high-quality internal health systems.

Although the project has moved on to stage III, this website is still maintained and developed using the protocol set out in DCP-2, although we have now moved on to a third disease control strategy.

In the past decade, there have been huge changes made in many developing countries. Knowledge has helped to build better interventions, and develop long-term strategies around individuals, communities, and entire national health systems to help improve longevity and quality of life through disease control procedures.

We look at everything from community work, always through to individual responsibility. This means things like personal fitness, diet, exercise, hygiene, disease control procedures, interaction between humans and animals to limit the development and spread of emerging diseases, and basic guidelines for dealing with outbreaks in line with WHO instructions.

This second version of the DCPP was launched in 2006. Known as disease control prioritizes in developing countries, it was updated dramatically from the first version of the research protocol and has updated information around psychiatric disorders, alcohol tobacco, and injuries, amongst many other local and global health issues that factor into disease control.

As well as maintaining the existing resources, we are also adding general informational articles around disease control, both existing diseases, and emerging diseases, which is especially important in the current climate.

So DCPP2 continues to evolve even though the project has moved on to stage III, with this website maintaining general information that can help people around the world to make basic health choices, based on solid research information.

The impact of our two previous publications help to stimulate debate on the national and international level. We helped to cost health interventions and lower cost per intervention globally. We also developed research materials that put together helped to influence policymakers into making better decisions locally and globally. This also involves international development agencies and several well-known academic institutions nationally and globally.

Put together, this resource tells you where we got to at the end of stage II, and then develops it further through general information to help people use the protocols both locally and a national level, before dipping into the third stage of DCPP III.