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Important DCP-3 summary published

Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim is co-authoring a new Lancet article giving recommendations on how to organize the Disease Control Priorities findings to best promote universal health coverage.

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The main findings in Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition are:

Recommended interventions from DCP3 is organized into 21 essential packages. These interventions were selected by a systematic process using criteria of value for money, burden addressed, and implementation feasibility. Collectively, the 218 selected interventions are defined to constitute essential universal health coverage.

A subset if 108 interventions are suggested as a highest priority package, an important first step towards universal health coverage. This highest priority package should be affordable by low-income countries prepared to commit to rapid improvement in population health.

By implementing this, low-income countries will make substantial progress towards reduce premature deaths by 40 % by 2030, a goal closely mirroring the Substainable Development Goal 3. 

(based on Panel 1, p2.)

Full reference:
Jamison DT, Alwan A, Mock CN, Nugent R, Watkins D, Adeyi O, Anand S, Atun R, Bertozzi S, Bhutta Z, Binagwaho A. Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities. The Lancet. 2017 Nov 25.