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Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition

Dean T Jamison, Ala Alwan, Charles N Mock, Rachel Nugent, David Watkins, Olusoji Adeyi, Shuchi Anand, Rifat Atun, Stefano Bertozzi, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Agnes Binagwaho, Robert Black, Mark Blecher, Barry R Bloom, Elizabeth Brouwer, Donald AP Bundy, Dan Chisholm, Alarcos Cieza, Mark Cullen, Kristen Danforth Show all

The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018


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, summarises the main messages from all the volumes and contains cross-cutting analyses. This Review draws on all nine volumes to convey conclusions. The analysis in DCP3 is built around 21 essential packages that were developed in the nine volumes. Each essential package addresses the concerns of a major professional community (eg, child health or surgery) and contains a mix of intersectoral policies and health-sector interventions. 71 intersectoral prevention policies were identified in total, 29 of which are priorities for early ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded DCP3 as an element of its Disease Control Priorities Network grant to the University of Washington. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Many institutions have made available the time of their staff and they are specifically acknowledged in each volume. The views expressed in this paper are those of individual authors and not of the institutions with which they are affiliated. We acknowledge three institutions that have played key roles in DCP3. One is the World Bank, original home for the DCP series and accomplished publisher of its products. Within the World Bank, Carlos Rossel and Mary Fisk oversaw the editing and publication of the series, and served as important champions for DCP3. The second is the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP) and its US affiliate, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). IAMP/NAM have organised a peer-review process to cover chapters in the nine volumes, and they established an Advisory Committee to the Editors, chaired by Anne Mills, of enormous value. The Department of Global Health, University of Washington, has provided a congenial home for DCP for the past 5 years. We acknowledge the intellectual and practical support of the department's two chairs during this period, King Holmes and Judith Wasserheit. We thank Shamelle Richards, Tiffany Wilk, and Nazila Dabestani for their administrative and research support to the production of DCP3. Brianne Adderley has ably served DCP3 as Project Manager since the beginning, and we owe her a very particular thanks. We thank the referees for valuable and constructive comments.