Disease Control Priorities

Disease Control Priorities

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  • There are efficient pathways to essential UHC (EUHC) though the development of well-specified packages that aggregate to UHC, starting with a highest priority package (HPP) including a ‘grand convergence’.

  • To achieve poverty reduction, it is more efficient to keep people out of the hospital rather than to pay their hospital bills.

  • Volume 9 contains an overview of relevant fiscal, regulatory, and built environment policies. 

  • Intersectoral action has a key role to play in producing health, and should include heavily taxing addictive products (tobacco, alcohol, sugar) and controlling air pollution.

About Volume 9:

As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, Volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first 8 volumes.  The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package.  Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.

Health Aid 2002-2014

 

 

Health Aid 2002-2014

 Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Creditor Reporting System, gross disbursements in constant prices (sector codes 120 and 130) and imputed multilateral contributions to the health sector. Development Assistance Committee Secretariat estimates (as of January 2016).

Health Expenditures

 

 

Definition of Catastrophic and Impoverishing Health Expenditures

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Volume Editors

Dean Jamison

Dean Jamison
University of Washington, Department of Global Health

Hellen Gelband

Hellen Gelband
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy

Sue Horton

Sue Horton
University of Waterloo, School of Public Health and Health Systems

Prabhat Jha

Prabhat Jha
Centre for Global Health Research, Toronto

Ramanan Laxminarayan

Ramanan Laxminarayan
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy; Public Health Foundation of India

Charles Mock

Charles Mock
University of Washington Department of Global Health

Kristen Danforth

Kristen Danforth
University of Washington, Dept. of Global Health