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Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition. Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.

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Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.

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Acknowledgments

Preparation of this volume required efforts over four years by many institutions and almost 1,000 individuals: chapter coauthors, advisory committee members, peer reviewers, copy editors, and research and staff assistants. We have many contributions to acknowledge. We particularly thank our chapter authors, who worked extremely hard through a long and exacting process of writing, review, and revision. We also owe much gratitude to the institutional sponsors of this effort:

  • The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The FIC supported both the senior editor and one of the co-managing editors of this project, as well as support staff. Gerald Keusch, former director of the FIC, initiated and facilitated this effort, and FIC's acting director, Sharon Hrynkow, continued to provide support and counsel.
  • The World Bank. Successive directors of the World Bank's Health, Nutrition, and Population Department, Christopher Lovelace and Jacques Baudouy, provided support, guidance, and critical reactions and facilitated the involvement of Bank staff as coauthors and reviewers.
  • The World Health Organization. Successive leaders of the World Health Organization's Evidence and Information for Policy Cluster, Christopher Murray and Timothy Evans, coordinated the involvement of the World Health Organization, which had been agreed by Gro Harlem Brundtland, then the director-general.
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Richard Klausner, Sally Stansfield, and Beth Peterman arranged for the foundation to provide major financial support and interacted closely with us throughout the past four years. Initial conversations with and encouragement from William Gates Senior are gratefully acknowledged.

In undertaking the work leading to this volume, we benefited from the close engagement of three institutions that helped organize and host consultations and arranged for background analyses to be undertaken. These institutions were the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Anne Mills), the University of Toronto's Center for Global Health (Prabhat Jha), and Resources for the Future (Ramanan Laxminarayan). The Center for Global Development (Ruth Levine) collaborated with the chapter authors in an effort to identify proven successes in global health, the results of which were used both in this book and in a separate publication. We are grateful to each of these institutions and individuals.

We were particularly fortunate to have the strong collaboration of the Inter-Academies Medical Panel (IAMP), an association of the medical academies or medical divisions of the scientific academies of 44 countries. David Challoner and Guy de Thé cochaired the Steering Committee of the IAMP and invested much time and effort into facilitating the collaboration. In particular, the IAMP helped establish the productive Advisory Committee to the Editors, chaired by Jaime Sepúlveda, on which many members of the IAMP Steering Committee served. The IAMP's second global meeting hosted the launch of this volume in Beijing in April 2006, and the IAMP also sponsored the peer review process for all the chapters. We are most grateful to David Challoner and Guy de Thé, as well as to Jaime Sepúlveda and other members of the Advisory Committee to the Editors. The U.S. member of the IAMP, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, played a critical role in facilitating all aspects of the IAMP's collaboration. Patrick Kelley, Patricia Cuff, Dianne Stare, Stacey Knobler, and Leslie Baer at the Institute of Medicine and Mohamed Hassan and Muthoni Fanin at the IAMP managed this effort and provided critical, substantive inputs.

The Office of the Publisher at the World Bank provided outstanding assistance, enthusiastic advice, and support during every phase of production of this volume and helped coordinate publicity and initial distribution. We particularly wish to thank Dirk H. Koehler, the publisher; Carlos Rossel; Mary Fisk; Santiago Pombo-Bejarano; Nancy Lammers; Randi Park; Valentina Kalk; Alice Faintich; Joanne Ainsworth; Enid Zafran; Deepa Menon; and Janice Tuten for their timely, high-quality professionalism.

Donald Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and Julia Royall, chief, International Programs, NLM, graciously offered the competent services of the NLM's Information Engineering Branch of the National Center for Biotechnology Information to convert the text into an electronic product available to all visitors to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Web site. We would like to extend our gratitude to the National Center for Biotechnology Information team members—David Lipman, Jo McEntyre, and Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, and Belinda Beck—for their technical expertise and commitment.

With volume now in the dissemination phase, the Population Reference Bureau is charged to communicate its findings in formats likely to be of use to a range of audiences. We greatly value the work of the bureau's William P. Butz, president, and Nancy Yinger, director of international programs, in rapidly initiating this effort.

Multiple institutions from around the world contributed to organizing and hosting meetings that facilitated the preparation of this book and providing background for such meetings. We greatly appreciate the contributions and hospitality of these institutions, including the following:

  • Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Disease Control Priorities Project Launch and Inter-Academies Medical Panel Global Meeting, Beijing, China (April 2006)
  • Italian Ministry of Health, Veneto Region, consultation on child health and nutrition, Venice, Italy (January 2004)
  • Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Advisory Committee to the Editors meeting, Cuernavaca, Mexico (June 2002)
  • Institut Pasteur, Advisory Committee to the Editors meeting, Paris, France (March and December 2004)
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, consultation on maternal and child health, Annapolis, Maryland (May 2002)
  • Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, consultation on elimination and eradication of disease, and vaccinations, Washington, DC (October 2004)
  • Merck & Company Inc., consultation on research and product development priorities, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey (September 2004)
  • Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, consultations on the burden of malaria:
    • National Institute of Medical Research, Arusha, Tanzania (November 2002)
    • University of Yaoundé, Cameroon (November 2005)
  • National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, consultation on cancer prevention, treatment, and pain control, Bethesda, Maryland (June 2003)
  • Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, World Health Organization, and Pan-American Health Organization, consultation on tropical infectious diseases, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (April–May 2003)
  • Université de Lausanne, consultation on cardiovascular disease, Lausanne, Switzerland (March 2002)
  • University of California, Berkeley, consultation on learning and developmental disorders, Berkeley, California (August 2003)
  • University of California, San Francisco, consultation on surgery, San Francisco, California (July 2003)
  • University of Queensland, School of Population Health, authors' meeting on psychiatric disorders, neurology, and alcohol and other substance abuse, Brisbane, Australia (August 2003)
  • University of Washington, consultation on sexually transmitted infections, Seattle, Washington (July 2003)
  • University of the Witwatersrand, consultations on health systems and on capacity strengthening and management reform, Johannesburg, South Africa (July 2004)
  • World Health Organization, Division of Mental Health, and National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, consultation on mental health economics, Geneva, Switzerland (March 2004).

Coordination of the work leading to this publication and background research were undertaken by a small secretariat. Nancy Hancock, Pamela Maslen, and Sonbol A. Shahid-Salles provided outstanding research assistance; Andrew Marshall ably managed the budget and process; Candice Byrne provided key communications guidance, staff and editorial assistance; and Mantra Singh and Cherice Holloway provided staff assistance. Richard Miller, Lauren Sikes and Tommy Freeman of the FIC provided excellent administrative support to the Disease Control Priorities Project. Their work was absolutely essential in producing this book, and we are deeply grateful for their commitment and productivity. With so many authors and institutions involved, we are aware that many more people gave countless hours to this endeavor. We thank them also for their dedication.

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