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.

 

"In important and useful ways, this third edition of Disease Control Priorities further widens the frame for discussion of health policies and priorities, innovatively addressing the different needs of countries at different stages in the development of their health systems. This edition maps out pathways—essential packages of related, cost-effective interventions—that countries can consider to speed their progress toward universal health coverage."

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Lancet Article on UHC

Published online 24 November, 2017

Introduction: 

The World Bank is publishing nine volumes of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (DCP3) between 2015 and 2018. Volume 9, Improving Health and Reducing Poverty, summarizes the main messages from all the volumes and contains cross-cutting analyses. 

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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

News and Events

A variety of economic methods is used for analysis in the health sector. Other chapters in this volume summarize the findings from Disease Control Priorities (third edition) (DCP3) concerning cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) (Horton 2018; Verguet and...
DCP3 editors, authors, and peer reviewers led session on universal health care in low-and middle-income countries at the 2017 International Health Economics Biennial World Congress in Boston, MA on July 8-11. The session - chaired by David Wilson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and...
DCP3 Advisory Committee member and chapter author Amanda Glassman - Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD) - hosted a public event on the opportunities and challenges of pandemic prevention. an expert panel will discuss pandemic risk, investing in...

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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

Susan Horton

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

Prabhat Jha

Prabhat Jha
Centre for Global Health Research, Toronto

Charles Mock

Charles Mock
University of Washington Department of Global Health

Kristen Danforth

Volume Coordinator
Kristen Danforth
University of Washington, Dept. of Global Health