Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO-EMRO)


Support the use of DCP evidence to inform priority setting by national and regional decision makers in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region.

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World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office
RTI International
World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
University of Washington, Department of Global Health
DCP is collaborating with the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) to bring the methods and messages of DCP3 to regional and country levels. Working with high-level leadership in EMRO, DCP efforts are designed to increase access to economic evaluation of key health issues; identify high-value interventions; and provide evidence for establishing health sector priorities, for the region as well as for specific member states in order to assist countries in providing health services efficiently and cost-effectively. Through its work DCP is also build regional capacity for economic analysis and implementation of health plans at WHO-EMRO and in member states.


To advance DCP3’s aim of informing and influencing policies for improved resource allocation, DCP and EMRO is convening a series of regional forums with high-level policymakers for a dialogue about DCP3 findings and policy needs.  Read More


DCP - EMRO Host First Policy Forum with Key Stakeholders on Mental Health


DCP - EMRO Convene Policymakers for Dialogue on Cardiovascular Disease


DCP - EMRO Hosts Third Policy Dialogue to Discuss Road Traffic Injury & Trauma Care


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Following a capacity building workshop in December 2014 during which more than 25 regional researchers were introduced to the principles of health economic evaluation, DCP3 embarked on several activities to continue building capacity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and increase the number of collaborations established with participants, among participants, and with international institutions and organizations around the topic of health economic evaluation. 

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DCP seeks to work with local researchers and decision makers to produce and assemble evidence for choosing disease control priorities. This is carried out through multi-year collaborations with interested countries. The collaboration provides national decision makers with technical assistance and evidence on health policy topics selected by the country, and aims to support country efforts for health priority-setting. WHO-EMRO and DCP are currently in the process of identifying a country partner for this collaboration.

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News and Events

DCP3 Series Editors Drs. Dean Jamison and Rachel Nugent, along with WHO-EMRO Regional Director and DCP3 Advisory Committee member, Dr. Ala Alwan, participated in the 63rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean October 3 - 6, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.
As the 3rd edition of Disease Control Priorities nears completion, the editors have developed -- in consultation with the Advisory Committee to the Editors -- the outline for a set of 3 overarching chapters that will appear in Volume 9. An important function for the ACE is to engage in preparation...
DCP3 lead editor Professor Dean Jamison spoke at the Asian Development Bank on health financing and universal health coverage on August 15, 2016 in Manila. Professor Jamison's presentation, "Essential UHC: Findings from the Disease Control Priorities Project" provided a general overview of the...