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.

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:

  1. Health Challenge Analysis: Complete the provided worksheet to further your analysis of the nature of your selected health challenge.
    1. Clinical Presentation: Briefly describe the etiology and symptomology of the health challenge. How does the disease present and what are the symptoms?
    2. Prevalence: Analyze the prevalence and impact of the health challenge in the location. Supply quantitative evidence from credible sources to illustrate your claims.
      1. Which populations (for example, according to age, gender, race, education level, socioeconomic status) are most at risk?
      2. Briefly describe the morbidity and mortality related to this challenge.
      3. What are the prevalent trends over time related to your health challenge?
    3. Inequities: Assess the unequal impacts of the health challenge for different groups.
      1. Socioeconomic Groups: To what extent are different socioeconomic levels unequally impacted by the health challenge?
      2. Race/Ethnicity: To what extent are different races/ethnicities unequally impacted by the health challenge?
      3. Gender: To what extent are different genders unequally impacted by the health challenge?
      4. Other: To what extent are other population groups unequally impacted by the health challenge?
  2. 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.
    1. Environmental: Describe the environmental determinants of health for this challenge.
    2. Biological: Describe the biological determinants of health for this challenge.
  3. Policy Evaluation: In the final section of your worksheet, identify any current policies that exist related to the health challenge.

Module one Project Preparation Worksheet

Precious Teasley

Southern New Hampshire University

IHP-501-Q2461 Global Health and Diversity


Professor Esther Johnstone

November 8,2022


The Ebola outbreak in West Africa from 2013 to 2015 was the worst ever seen; it mostly hit the three neighboring nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In terms of cases reported, Sierra Leone was the nation most severely impacted. The current study examines the outbreak in Sierra Leone. The epidemic was deemed a “public health emergency of worldwide concern” by the WHO in August 2014. Ebola spread quickly as a result of early warning systems, and the nation’s health system was unable to handle the enormous number of Cases (Richards, et al. 2020). In total, 14,124 Ebola cases including 3,955 fatalities had been reported to the WHO by March 2016; this was surpassing any other nation.


Even more expensive than it is for adults, the WHO corresponds with the description of the potential Ebola virus in youngsters. For admission, children under the age of five simply need to exhibit one qualifying symptom. In late November 2014, 13/39 (or 33%) of the children admitted to the main hospital for children came back positive for the Ebola virus disease. As ebola virus infection incidence declined, this proportion rose (Fitzgerald, et al. 2016). This means that children could potentially be exposed to the nosocomial ebola virus sickness, and the effect on mortality for frequent diseases like malaria or sepsis is still unknown.

Geographic Region:

Size: the nation’s 71,740 km2 total area is made up of 120 km2 of water and 71,620 km2 of land.

Location: Guinea borders Sierra Leone to the north and east, Liberia to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Climate: The area has a tropical climate, with hot, muggy weather at the shore and more temperate weather inland. The mean annual temperature is 26.7°C, and there are 2,746 mm of rain on average per year.

Socioeconomic Profile:

Capital City: Freetown

Major Districts or Territories: there are Four provinces as well as a western area, which includes the capital Freetown, which makes up Sierra Leone. That is; Western Area, Eastern Province, Northern Province, North Western Province, and Southern Province. There are sixteen administrative districts in Sierra Leone.

Income Standard: Low-income economies with the least develo


IHP 501 Module Two Project Preparation Worksheet

Precious Teasley

Southern New Hampshire University

IHP-501-Q2461 Global Health and Diversity


Professor Esther Johnstone

November 20 ,2022


Worksheet for potential stakeholders that could support your humanitarian aid trip to Sierra Leon




Rationale for Inclusion

International Medical Corps (IMC)

This provides urgent support to those afflicted by conflict, disaster, and disease—regardless of where they are or what their circumstances are—and helps them to heal, rebuild, and acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to become self-sufficient.

In Sierra Leone, International Medical Corps is just one of a few numbers of international non-governmental organizations providing care for people with Ebola. International Medical Corps can assist put a stop to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and ensure the country’s health care system is resilient enough to prevent future outbreaks. Foreign Medical Corps is hard at work with both local and international partners to strengthen the health system so that individuals may get care for conditions unrelated to Ebola (Mallow et al.,2018).

Agency for International Development

To guarantee that essential socioeconomic and health services are available to people who need them as well and that Sierra Leone is resilient and ready to react appropriately to any public disasters, USAID will closely collaborate with the Government of Sierra Leone and other donors.

Aid from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Sierra Leone focuses largely on strengthening institutions that are accountable to and responsive to their constituents; easing rural poverty; promoting sustainable resource management; ensuring access to good health, sanitation, social protection and services; and improving the standard of primary education (Fenio et al.,2019).

Amnesty International

This is a worldwide organization that opposes prejudice and supports human rights, such as the right to adequate health care(Charman,2018).

Amnesty International will promote the adoption of some of the UPR recommendations and draw attention t

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IHP 501 Module Three Project Preparation Worksheet

Complete this worksheet by replacing the bracketed text with the relevant information. If needed, you can expand the outline to itemize your responses underneath the indicated topics.

Health Challenge Analysis

Clinical Presentation: [Insert text.]


Populations at Risk: [Insert text.]

Morbidity and Mortality: [Insert text.]

Prevalent Trends: [Insert text.]


i. Socioeconomic Groups: [Insert text.]

Race/Ethnicity: [Insert text.]

Gender: [Insert text.]

Other: [Insert text.]

Other Determinants of Health

Environmental: [Insert text.]

Biological: [Insert text.]

Policy Evaluation: [Insert text.]


[Cite sources according to APA style.]