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 is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to:
- provide comprehensive technical support to selected pilot countries in priority setting and development or revision of UHC essential packages of health services (EPHS);
- strengthen the capacity of national decision makers and institutions in selected countries in priority setting, economic evaluation, and developing and sustaining UHC essential packages of health services;
- update the technical guidance available to other low- and middle-income countries in setting or revising health 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 initiative. Pakistan is one of the first countries globally to use the DCP3 evidence and model Essential UHC packages as a starting point for an evidence-based deliberative approach to inform the design of its UHC EPHS. Collaboration on priority setting, revision and implementation of national health packages is ongoing in other pilot countries, such as Liberia.