Disease Control Priorities Project Partners

The Disease Control Priorities Project is a joint enterprise of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Population Reference Bureau.

The Fogarty International Center is the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. It addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and supports and advances the mission of the U.S. National Institutes of Health through international partnerships.

The World Health Organization is the specialized agency for health of the United Nations. Its objective, as set out in its constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health, with health defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. The Bank, which provides US$18 billion to US$22 billion each year in loans to its client countries, provided US$1.27 billion for health, nutrition, and population in 2004. The World Bank is 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 Population Reference Bureau 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, the bureau has analyzed complex data and research results to provide objective and timely information in a format easily understood by advocates, journalists, and decision makers; has conducted workshops around the world to give key audiences the tools they need to understand and communicate effectively about relevant issues; and has worked to ensure that policy makers in developing countries base policy decisions on sound evidence.