The DCP3 Country Translation project was initiated in 2018 in response to the call for more effective dissemination and translation of DCP3 evidence and model packages into effective UHC policies adopted at local levels. The project is hosted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to:
- provide comprehensive technical support to selected pilot countries in priority setting and development of UHC benefit packages;
- strengthen the capacity of national decision makers and institutions in selected pilot countries in priority setting, economic evaluation, and developing and sustaining UHC Health Benefit Packages;
- update the technical guidance available to other LMICs in setting and revising health benefit packages based on country experience.
The DCP3 Country Translation project also aims to put in place institutions in pilot countries equipped to respond to policy changes beyond the duration of the project. Pakistan is one of the first countries globally to implement the project and use the DCP3 evidence and model UHC Packages as a starting point for an evidence-based deliberative approach to inform the design of its UHC benefit package. Collaboration on priority setting, revision and implementation of national health benefit packages is ongoing in other pilot countries.