Editorial Lauds DCP3 Method for Economic Evaluation as Relevant for UHC Agenda

A recent editorial in International Health Policies calls the DCP extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) method "groundbreaking" for its approach to incorporating equity and financial protection considerations in economic analyses.  

Charles Birungi, Senior HIV Economics, Finance and Policy Advisor at the Kenya Ministry of Devolution and Planning, attended the DCP3 ECEA workhop on March 10 in Nairobi, Kenya.  The workshop was held in conjunction with the Africa Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) conference.  

Dr. Biruingi's piece expands on the conference theme of "the post-2015 Africa health agenda and UHC: opportunities and challenges."  He addresses Universal Health Coverage in the context of Africa's political economy and how using the ECEA method can help economists "undertand the context in which an intervention is implemented and its effect on distinct groups of people."  Click here to acess the editorial.