DCP3 editors, authors, and peer reviewers led a session on universal health coverage in low-and middle-income countries at the 2017 International Health Economics Biennial World Congress in Boston, MA on July 8-11. The session - chaired by David Wilson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Peter Neumann of Tufts Medical Center - highlighted key findings from DCP3's culminating volume (Volume 9).
As the final volume in the DCP3 series, Volume 9's ambitious agenda is to develop and cost a High Priority Package which is particularly focused on low income countries, and an Essential Package focused on lower-middle income countries. These two packages form the “road-map” to Universal Health Coverage; low income countries can use the High Priority Package to guide scale-up, and similarly middle income countries can use the Essential Package.
In this session, four synthesis papers were presented by DCP3
editors and authors Prof. Susan Horton
(University of Waterloo), Dr. Rachel Nugent
(RTI International), Dr. David Watkins
(University of Washington School of Medicine), and Prof. Anne Mills
(London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chair of the DCP3 Advisory Committee
These papers summarize the economic analysis (cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit and extended costeffectiveness analysis); the national population-level supporting interventions such as tax and price policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks affecting health and use of the media at national level to support health; the health system (choice of interventions and how these are delivered); and finally how the Disease Contol Priorities endeavor fits with other international priority-setting exercises.
For more information about the event and for the detailed program, visit the iHEA website