DCP3 Newsletter Launched One Year Ago!


DCP3's Rachel Nugent Contributes to Scientific American Issue on Cardiovascular Disease

A new Scientific American (SA) article special issue highlights the 12 recommendations of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World: A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health, published in 2010.  DCP3 series editor and Project Director Dr. Rachel Nugent was a member of the committee that prepared the report and expounds on recommendation 9 in the special issue.  She urges countries to define resource needs by using the most up-to-date data about in-country capacity.

About the IOM Committee

Cardiovascular disease and related non-communicable diseases were once considered a problem that only wealthy, industrialized nations faced. Together, they now rank as the leading cause of death across the globe. The vast majority of those deaths—more than 80 percent—occur in low- and middle-income countries. To address this massive global health problem, the U.S. Institute of Medicine formed a committee to create a set of tangible recommendations that would catalyze and focus action.  Read more


A community health worker in Mali checks a patient's blood pressure (photo provided by USAID).

Dear DCPN Community Member,

In August 2013, the Disease Control Priorities team launched its email newsletter as a way of keeping our network informed of each other’s exciting contributions to global health research.

Our team stayed busy in the year since that launch, focusing our messages and strategic plans based on a mid-term grant review from our funding organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This review resulted in exciting changes for our organization, including the conception of country-specific DCPN publications, renewed emphasis on priority health topics in the Middle East region, and a condensed 2015-2016 DCP3 publishing schedule.

As we continue our with core objectives of synthesizing evidence on global health priorities, I want express my gratitude to everyone in our community for their contributions. I am confident that DCPN’s products will be invaluable tools for decision-makers in low-resource health settings. Best wishes,