The former InterAcademy Medical Panel (now IAP for Health) officially endorsed the goals of the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) during the IAMP General Assembly held in Beijing, China on 6 April 2006.
DCPP is a collaborative effort of the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Population Reference Bureau. The project is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The DCPP roadmap for improved global health charts a commonsense approach for addressing the critical public health issues the world now faces. These issues range from the global threat posed by such infectious diseases as HIV/AIDS and avian influenza to the rising number of automobile accidents taking place in cities across the developing world.