Universal Health Coverage and Intersectoral Action for Health

Authors: Dean Jamison, Ala Alwan, Charles Mock, Rachel Nugent, David Watkins, Olusoji Adeyi, Shuchi Anand, Rifat Atun, Stefano Bertozzi, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Agnes Binagwaho, Robert Black, Mark Blecher , Barry R. Bloom, Elizabeth Brouwer, Donald Bundy, Dan Chisholm, Alarcos Cieza, Mark Cullen, Kristen Danforth, Nilanthi de Silva, Haile Debas, Peter Donkor, Tarun Dua, Kenneth Fleming, Mark Gallivan, Patricia Garcia , Atul Gawande, Thomas Gaziano, Hellen Gelband, Roger Glass, Amanda Glassman, Glenda Gray, Demissie Habte, King Holmes, Susan Horton, Guy Hutton, Prabhat Jha, Felicia Knaul, Olive Kobusingye, Eric Krakauer, Margaret Kruk, Peter Lachmann, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Carol Levin, Lai Meng Looi, Nita Madhav, Adel Mahmoud, Jean Claude Mbanya, Anthony Measham, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Carol Medlin, Anne Mills, Jody-Anne Mills, Ole Norheim, Zachary Olson, Folashade Omokhodion, Ben Oppenheim, Toby Ord, Vikram Patel, George Patton, John Peabody, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Jinyuan Qi, Teri Reynolds, Sevket Ruacan, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Jaime Sepulveda, Richard Skolnik, Kirk R. Smith, Marleen Temmerman, Stephen Tollman, Stéphane Verguet, Damian G. Walker, Neff Walker, Yangfeng Wu, Kun Zhao


This chapter conveys the main findings of Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3), and in particular its conclusions concerning intersectoral policy priorities and essential universal health coverage (EUHC), describing the context in which DCP3’s analyses have been undertaken and introducing the substantive topics addressed. DCP3 has four major objectives that go beyond previous editions: (1) to address explicitly the financial risk protection and poverty reduction objective of health systems; (2) to apply systematic attention to the intersectoral determinants of health; (3) to organize interventions into 21 essential packages (EPs); and (4) to provide estimates for low- and lower-middle-income countries of incremental and total costs in 2030 for both EUHC and highest-priority package (HPP)—and of the magnitude of their impact on mortality. In addition to these new elements, DCP3 updates the efforts of DCP1 and DCP2 to assemble and interpret the literature on economic evaluation of health interventions.


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