On July 13-15, DCP3’s Drs. Rachel Nugent, Carol Levin, Stephane Verguet, and David Watkins led sessions and give presentations on economic evaluation for health, including recent findings using the DCP3 extended-cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) method, at the 11th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in Milan, Italy.
The DCP3 team - along with DCP3 authors and collaborators Dr. Solomon Temmema Memirie from Ethiopia and Dr. Nisreen Salti from Lebanon - presented results from DCP3 regarding costs, cost-effectiveness, and investing in health. Of particular interest were the presentations of DCP3's Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (ECEA) methodology which quantifies equity and financial risk protection benefits of health interventions. An ECEA session chaired by DCP3 Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Anne Mills included Dr. Verguet offering a brief primer on the ECEA methodology and presentations of three completed ECEAs,:
- Universal public finance for treatment and prevention of diarrhea and pneumonia in Ethiopia (Dr. Memirie)
- Impact of helmet regulation in Vietnam on health, equity, and medical impoverishment (Dr. Nugent)
- The consequences of tobacco taxation on household health and finances among poorer and richer households in Lebanon (Dr. Salti)