The DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors (ACE) convened for its third meeting on June 17-18, 2015 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's London office. The main objectives of the meeting were to share the progress of DCP3 since the 2014 ACE meeting; review Chapter 1 of the RMNCH and Mental Health volumes; and discuss the DCP3 costed essential packages of services. The meeting also provided an opportunity to present dissemination results for the Essential Surgery volume as well as DCPN’s new “theory of change” and plans for achieving our project goals.
The meeting was attended by ACE members, DCP3 editors, chapter reviewers, and other colleagues who are contributing to the development, production, and dissemination of the DCP3 series. Read more
DCP3 Advisory Committee members, editors, and staff gather for a photo at the conclusion of the ACE meeting on June 18, 2015.
Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition is a tool meant to spur discussion and give guidance on efficient ways to purchase health in low-resource settings. Our enterprise, therefore, took several opportunities in this past month to improve our publication through discussion and dissemination of preliminary findings. Early in the month, Project Director Dr. Rachel Nugent participated in the 7th EGEA conference in Milan, Italy; Dr. Nugent participated in a session regarding the policy and sustainability of fruit and vegetable production. On June 16, former and current health officials from the Eastern Mediterranean region gathered to examine policy opportunities with authors and editors from our forthcoming volume on mental, neurological, and substance use disorders. Soon thereafter, DCP3 held its third annual Advisory Committee meeting in London, convening over 30 of the world’s leading health policy experts to give feedback and guidance to editors. Collecting and synthesizing evidence-based resources is at the heart of DCP3’s mission, and we are energized by a month full of fruitful dialogue. Best wishes,