DCP3 Convenes Meeting of Volume 9 Editors and Authors

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 of these chapters and one mechanism for their doing so is participating in a meeting of the authors of those chapters.  Meeting attendees discussed the following topics:

  1. The nature of the 20 packages of essential interventions emerging from the 9 DCP volumes. 
  2. A critical review of interventions outside the implementation responsibility of the health sector. These fall in two categories -- fiscal and intersectoral.
  3. The DCP3 definition of essential UHC based on the public health and clinical interventions in the 20 packages; the cost of getting to essential UHC in LICs and LMICs in the SDG time frame. Discussion of the use of the essential UHC definition as an input to formulation of nationally defined benefit packages. 
  4. Discussion of the criteria that a country might use to select which interventions to (publicly) finance first -- the highest priority interventions.


The chapters discussed and drafted at this meeting will appear as the first 3 chapters in Volume 9, the culminating volume of the DCP3 series, in Winter 2017.



DCP3 editors and authors discuss the packages of essential interventions for inclusion in Volume 9, Chapter 2.




DCP3 authors and editors (from left) Gavin Yamey, Prabhat Jha, Keshav Desiraju, Bob Black, Zulfi Bhutta, and ACE member Peter Lachmann.




Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to Thursday, September 15, 2016