Posted: February 26th, 2023
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Great going! Now that you have selected the stakeholders for your humanitarian aid trip, it is time for you to do a deeper investigation into the specific health challenge attached to the scenario of your choice. Health challenges may and will vary across developing and developed countries. This week you gained insight surrounding the prevalence, incidence, and impacts of global nutrition and mental health challenges. For this assignment, you will engage in a similar investigation of your selected scenario.
Building on your prior project preparation assignments, you will go a step further to analyze the specific health challenge for your humanitarian aid trip by crafting a short paper.
Note that you should cite at least three scholarly sources from your investigation. The evidence should not be older than five years. To access the Shapiro Library Guide: Nursing—Graduate, go to the Start Here section of the course.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Health Challenge Analysis: Analyze the nature of your selected health challenge.
Clinical Presentation: Briefly describe the etiology and symptomology of the health challenge. How does the disease present and what are the symptoms?
Prevalence: Analyze the prevalence and impact of the health challenge in the location. Supply quantitative evidence from credible sources to illustrate your claims.
Which populations (for example, according to age, gender, race, education level, socioeconomic status) are most at risk?
Briefly describe the morbidity and mortality related to this challenge.
What are the prevalent trends over time related to your health challenge?
Inequities: Assess the unequal impacts of the health challenge for different groups.
Socioeconomic Groups: To what extent are different socioeconomic levels unequally impacted by the health challenge?
Race/Ethnicity: To what extent are different races/ethnicities unequally impacted by the health challenge?
Gender: To what extent are different genders unequally impacted by the health challenge?
Other: To what extent are other population groups unequally impacted by the health challenge?
Other Determinants of Health: In your first project preparation assignment, you analyzed the social determinants of health. In this activity, you will now consider other determinants of health to gain a fuller picture of the health challenge.
Environmental: Describe the environmental determinants of health for this challenge.
Biological: Describe the biological determinants of health for this challenge.
Policy Evaluation: Identify any current policies that exist related to the health challenge.
Guidelines for Submission
Your short paper must be a 2- to 3-page Word document, not including the title page and references. It must be written in APA format. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. All references must be cited in APA format.
Humanitarian Aid Trip: Major Stakeholders
Southern New Hampshire University
IHP-501-Q2461 Global Health and Diversity
Professor Carolina Baldwine
February 16, 2023
Humanitarian Aid Trip
Some stakeholders and groups have the potential to help me fulfil my humanitarian aid trip. The first stakeholder is the state and federal government. Government agencies play a critical role in implementing humanitarian aid trips through their budget planning, where funds are allocated to facilitate the trips. The second stakeholders are the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) (Lewis et al., 2020). NGOs have the potential to implement humanitarian aid trips because of their ability to generate funds required for the facilitation of the trips. Lastly are the logistic companies. Logistic companies earn more profits from their daily activities, thus giving them the potential to assist me in implementing the project as part of their social corporate responsibility.
There are various decision-makers among these stakeholders who will potentially impact the trip. Key potential decision-makers include government officials and policymakers. These individuals oversee the health care system's activities and develop policies on how to manage and run the system. Legislators are also key decision-makers within the government (Burton et al., 2019). Legislators make laws regarding humanitarian aid trips and propose a budget to serve all the activities. They also determine areas where funds are to be allocated for efficiency.
Key participants in my humanitarian aid trips include the beneficiaries (Carroll et al., 2018). These individuals benefit from humanitarian aid trips and are key participants in the trips as they are used in determining where the emphasis is required. Further, those who participate in financing the trip, such as the logistic NGO, are key participants as they ensure the trip has been successfully facilitated. These stakeholders can serve as my potential partners. NGO organizations would finance my aid trip to areas that need assistance. Secondly are logistics companies. Logistic companies are business entities that have the potential to partner with me and facilitate my trip to areas experiencing challenges. The government will come in handy by supplementing my budget.
Burton, J. W., Stein, M. K., & Jensen, T. B. (2019). A systematic review of algorithm aversion in augmented decision making. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 33(2), 220–239. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.2155
Carroll, P., Witten, K., Calder-Dawe, O., Smith, M., Kearns, R., Asiasiga, L., Lin, J., Kayes, N., & Mavoa, S. (2018, June 8). Enabling participation for disabled young people: Study protocol - BMC public health. BioMed Central. Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-5652-x
Lewis, D., Kanji, N., & Themudo, N. S. (2020). Non-governmental organizations and development. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429434518
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1. Scenario: The selected option is option 2 and it involves traveling to West Africa and addressing the health challenge of Ebola. The specific country to be visited is Liberia because it is one of the most affected countries. Ebola is a challenge that needs urgent attention because it is highly contagious and also kills quickly.
2. Population: The target population is the northern county of that borders Guinea. The residents are at the highest risk of contracting Ebola.
A. Geographic Region:
i. Size: 111,369km2 (World Bank, 2020)
ii. Location: West Africa, borders the Atlantic Ocean
iii. Climate: The southern part is equatorial; it experiences rainfall throughout the year. The northern part is tropical.
B. Socioeconomic Profile:
i. Capital City: Monrovia
ii. Major Districts or Territories: Major counties include Lofa, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, and Sinoe.
iii. Income Standard: Low income (World Bank, 2020)
iv. Common Occupations: Agriculture
v. GDP Estimate: $ 3.487 billion (2021)
vi. Source of Funding for the Education System: The education system is funded through the Global Partnership for Education.
vii. Source of Funding for the Healthcare System: 71% of the health system relies on external financing
C. Demographic Profile:
i. Birth Rate: In 2020, the birthrate in Liberia was 4.18 births per woman (World Bank, 2020)
ii. Aging Trends: In 1971, Liberians aged 60 years and above were 73,000. By 2020, the number was 265,000, representing a significant growth in the elderly population Knoema. (2020).
iii. Death Rates: In 2020, the death rate for every 1000 people was 7 (World Bank, 2020).
3. Prevalent Health Concerns: The prevalent health concern in Liberia. This is a health challenge that affects everyone regardless of age or gender. it is highly contagious and kills within days
4. Social Determinants: The following are social determinants of health in Liberia as far as Ebola is concerned.
i. Education: The level of education determines a person’s health. People with more education are more exposed to knowledge, therefore, they seek better health services and vice versa.
ii. Healthcare: Healthy people are privileged because they get better care as compared to those who are not healthy.
iii. Economic Stability: Economically stable people access better health because they can afford it. However, poor people struggle to access quality care.
iv. Inequity: Inequity is a challenge in Liberia, resources are not shared in the right proportions. This has resulted in some people being very rich while others are very poor. The rich have access to better health as compared to the poor.
Knoema. (2020). Liberia – Total Population Aged 60 Years and Above. Retrieved from https://knoema.com/atlas/Liberia/topics/Demographics/Age/Population-aged-60-years
Ministry of Internal Affairs. (2022). Overview of Liberia. Retrieved from https://www.mia.gov.lr/2content.php?sub=210&related=40&third=210&pg=sp#:~:text=The%20oldest%20counties%20are%20Grand,square%20miles%20(1%2C909%20km2).
World Bank. (2020). Death Rate, Crude (Per 1000 People) – Liberia. Retrieved from https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.CDRT.IN?locations=LR
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