Two DCP3 Volumes Featured at CUGH Conference



The 7th annual Consortium of Universities of Global Health (CUGH) conference featured two DCP3 volume presentations:  Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (Volume 2); and Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders (Volume 4) on April 9 and 11, respectively. 

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health: Saturday, April 9

This CUGH session featured the DCP3 volume on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) and included presentations by the volume editors and authors.  Panelists addressed RMNCH needs in low- and middle income countries by 2030, including the impact and costs of an essential package of interventions along the continuum of care.

Additionally, attendees presented the volume’s main messages related to maternal and child mortality in the MDG era and implications for achieving SDG targets by 2030.  Panelists included volume editors Robert Black (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and Marleen Temmerman (Aga Khan University East Africa), as well as authors Li Liu (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Alex Ezeh (African Population and Health Research Center), and Zulfiqar Bhutta (Aga Khan University).  The session was moderated by Lancet editor Richard Horton, and opening remarks were provided by DCP3's lead series editor Dean Jamison (University of Washington Department of Global Health).


From left: Session moderator Richard Horton, Panelists Marleen Temmerman, Alex Ezeh,  Li Liu, Bob Black, and Zulfi Bhutta


DCP3 RMNCH volume editor Dr. Marleen Temmerman provides a summary of the maternal and newborn findings from the volume.

Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders: Monday, April 11

Lead volume editor and Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Vikram Patel, and fellow volume editor Maria Elena Medina Mora, presented the Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use disorders volume as part of the morning plenary session.  Volume 4 serves to address the inequalities in prevention and treatment of MNS disorders by governments and development agencies around the world, by providing evidence on policies and interventions that should be prioritized in resource-constrained settings.  It focuses on the need for evidence on effective and cost-effective interventions, which can be appropriately implemented across a range of population, community, and health care delivery platforms. 

DCP3 editor Dr. Vikram Patel, presents the main findings from the Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders volume at the plenary session on April 11 at the CUGH conference. 

DCP3 Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders editors (from left) Dr. Maria Elena Medina Mora and Dr. Vikram Patel.

DCP3 Editors, Authors, and Collaborators at CUGH
DCP3 series editor Dr. Rachel Nugent participants in a panel on financing non-communicable diseases to achieve the SDGs on Monday, April 11.

DCP3 Major Infectious Diseases volume editor, Dr. King Holmes, joined a plenary panel on global partnerships and the evidence relating to the mutual benefits of international partnerships in global health.

DCP3 Advisory Committee member and CUGH 2016 Chairman Dr. Jaime Sepulveda, provided remarks at the opening session of CUGH on April 9, 2016.

DCP3 Essential Surgery lead editor Dr. Haile Debas (left) and Advisory Committee member Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu participated in a panel discussion on the transformation of the Ethiopian health sector on April 11.


Download the full CUGH conference program here and access the full suite of photos here.


Saturday, April 9, 2016 to Monday, April 11, 2016