DCP3 Monthly Newsletter - Issue 20



DCP3 Session at Gates Foundation Partners Forum

On Thursday, May 7 DCP3 editors and authors participated in a side event at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Partners Forum in Seattle, WA. The session was an opportunity to present early findings from the first few DCP3 volumes. RMNCH volume editor Dr. Robert Black summarized the main advances in the area of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and presented  preliminary findings from the volume, particularly around essential intervention packages. Essential Surgery volume editor Dr. Charles Mock presented key messages from the Surgery volume relevant to RMNCH.  

Additionally, volume editor Dr. Donald Bundy provided a preview of the Child & Adolescent Development volume (expected spring 2016) and Cancer chapter author Dr. Edward Trimble discussed potential implementation science research emerging from the DCP3 series.

The event concluded with a discusion about DCP3's influence at the global, country, and donor level with series editors Drs. Rachel Nugent and Dean Jamison, DCPN liaison to WHO-EMRO, Patrick Papania, and DCPN Senior Program Officer Damian Walker.  

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DCP3 editors (from left) Charles Mock, Robert Black, and Dean Jamison participated in a panel discussion facilitated by DCP3 author Joseph Babigumira at the Gates Foundation Partners Forum on May 7, 2015.

The DCP3 team has been busy engaging our various stakeholders and quality control mechanisms in preparation of publishing our next batch of volumes later this year. Project Director Rachel Nugent spoke at an International Summit on Nutrition this month about the economics of various nutrition interventions aimed at adolescent girls and young women.  The event was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and held at the Oregon Health & Science University's Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness.  

Then, as a side event at the Gates Foundation Annual Partners Forum this month, I gathered with several authors and editors to discuss lessons learned from our Surgery Volume launch, as well as to give the audience a preview of upcoming volumes. That excellent dialogue will continue next month at our annual meeting of Advisory Committee to the Editors (ACE).  Chaired by Professor Anne Mills of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the ACE will meet to review the project as a whole, and particularly to preview the main messages from the RMNCH and Mental Health volumes. We invite you to be a part of this continuing dialogue as well! You can do so by visiting our website, providing feedback on draft chapters, and following us on Twitter.  Warm regards,