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Assignment #6 is your chance to be an editor and to have your work edited by a peer—all in the spirit of each member of the class producing an excellent, high-scoring final project. This review is anonymous, so your peer will not know who conducted the review. But first, you must draft your global fund proposal! To write your draft, please see assignment #7a to guide what you produce. Use those instructions to produce your draft.
The final draft of Assignment #7 is not due until Module 9, but you will need a draft completed during Module 7 to submit for peer review. Please be mindful of the due date and work ahead accordingly. And remember, you are writing from the perspective of the Ministry of Health, so please assume that voice when writing your final proposal (see actual draft proposals for a sense of tone and language if you have questions). Please use reputable sources, like the World Bank, IMF, IHME, or other UN agencies such as the WHO, IOM, ILO, etc. In general, websites that end in “.org” are better than for-profit companies whose websites end in “.com” or “.net”.
Instructions: Compile the information below in a final proposal to The Global Fund as if you were a representative from your country’s Ministry or Department of Health (do not write in the first person). It should be written as a cohesive essay that describes the comprehensive program you have developed to improve health outcomes for your chosen disease.
Your proposal should be about 3,000 words long (including references). Your final report will have seven sections. Please number those sections according to the outline below, and format your proposal with section headers so it is easy to read. Your job with this assignment is to define and defend your approach, specifically detailing what you want to do and why it is meaningful/fits within the Global Fund parameters. We encourage you to use both quantitative and qualitative data, and cite sources to support your proposal.
Introduction: Provide a brief (250-word maximum) introduction to your overall plan and strategy for your proposed program. Discuss economic, political, and social issues that contribute to or limit the current situation. Include a history of the burden of disease (including improvements) and a discussion of current issues including internal obstacles and external obligations the country faces.
Goals and logic model (Written narrative, 250-350 words): Revisit the goals and logic model plan that you developed in Assignment #3. If you’ve made changes, explain and justify those changes. Then write a brief narrative (250-350 words) that describes what you aim to accomplish organized by the 4 S’s. Explain why you have chosen to design the intervention you have, what you hope to accomplish, and why you think this is what the country needs right now. Include a copy of your logic model table in the final assignment, and the narrative describing the above.
Link to Policies and Programs (250-350 words): Describe how the goals and objectives add to or complement activities already undertaken by the government, external donors, the private sector or other relevant partners (e.g., do they build on or scale‐up existing programs; do the goals and impacts aim to fill existing gaps in national programs; does the proposal fit within the National Plan; is there a clear link between the goal(s) and broader development policies and programs such as Poverty Reduction Strategies or Sector‐Wide Approaches, etc.).
Issues (minimum 150 words for each issue): Your proposal should describe how the goal(s) address the following issues (1 paragraph per item):
Involvement of the beneficiaries of the program (E.g., are people with or at risk for HIV/AIDS, TB, or malaria involved in planning and oversight?).
Community participation (Does the project encourage broad community participation in design and evaluation? How?).
Gender equality issues (How do the goals promote gender equity in your chosen country?).
Social equality issues (How does the project promote equality in your chosen country?).
Human resources development (How does the project promote the development of human resources broadly? Hint: think diagonalization).
Potential opposition (minimum 200 words): Discuss limitations, obstacles, and potential opposition (donors, other stakeholders, stigma) to the plan. How will you address these limitations, obstacles, and oppositions? Do not cite funding as a potential limitation, as this is an application to the Global Fund and it is assumed you will have the funding.
Impact if not implemented (250 word maximum): Explain the consequences of not implementing your proposal. What would be some possible negative long-term outcomes if your proposal was not funded? (Meaning: why is this proposal critical to fund?).
References: Include a list of references in APA Style. See APA citation style guide here.
To support your success on the final assignment, below we have provided strong submissions of Global Fund assignments from your peers this quarter (we will add assignment #5 after it has been graded and released). These are intended as models for you to follow, but what you submit does not need to mirror these examples. We care most about seeing your own independent ideas and proposals.