Reflections on Norheim (2018), Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Is Published; Comment on “Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Is Published: A Theory of Change Is Needed for Translating Evidence to Health Policy”

Document Type : Commentary


RTI International, Seattle, WA, USA


The publication of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition (DCP3) is a major milestone in the global health world. DCP3 reviews and summarizes high quality health intervention effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evidence relevant to low- and middle-income countries and is freely available to users. This Commentary summarizes Norheim’s (2018) assessment of DCP3’s role in country health priority-setting and offers reflections on what DCP3 can continue to offer countries seeking to improve their purchasing of health.



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Main Subjects

  1. Jamison DT, Mosley WH, Measham AR, Bobadilla JL. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. Washington DC: The World Bank by Oxford University Press; 1993.
  2. Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al, eds. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. The World Bank; 2006.
  3. Shiffman, J., 2014. Knowledge, moral claims and the exercise of power in global health. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2014;3(6):297-299. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2014.12
  4. Norheim OF. Disease Control Priorities Third Edition is published: a theory of change is needed for translating evidence to health policy. Int J HealthPolicy Manag. 2018;7(9):771-777. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2018.60
Volume 8, Issue 6
June 2019
Pages 375-377
  • Receive Date: 09 December 2018
  • Revise Date: 13 February 2019
  • Accept Date: 16 February 2019
  • First Publish Date: 01 June 2019