A sex-disaggregated analysis of mortality consequences of a priority package of services for universal health coverage

Authors: Kristen Danforth, Folashade Omokhodion, Rachel Nugent, Tiffany Wilk, Nazila Dabestani, Ala Alwan, Dean Jamison, David Watkins

DCP3 represents one of the most comprehensive efforts to-date to review the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and feasibility of health-related interventions in low- and middle-income countries. As part of the original presentation of Essential Universal Health Coverage (EUHC), DCP3 included a modeled estimate of the impact potential of scaling up EUHC on mortality in low- and lower-middle-income countries. This paper extends the DCP3 modeling to present sex-disaggregated results for multiple measure of impact and explores the importance of examining the gender-specific implications of universal health coverage.