Project Sustainability : An Effective Investment Of Funds For The Global Fund

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All three potential investments address different approaches in reducing and eliminating the impact of HIV/AIDS, and all require differing degrees of health worker involvement. The first project focuses on reducing stigma; the second concentrates on reducing mother-to-child transmissions; and the third initiative emphasizes giving aid to children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The following section will attempt to compare and rank the initiatives through the consideration of these factors: the sustainability of the project, assumptions that underlie the causes of poverty and ill health, environmental impact, and moral arguments for each option. By comparing the strength and weaknesses of each project, the purpose is to identify the…show more content…
Finally, access to local funders entails that they will have access to supporters if needed.
With a successful educational campaign, the strength of Project I is public acknowledgement can help alleviate stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. Stigmatizing attitudes can be problematically found in healthcare workers and the general public. Education that encompasses the cultural values of China is sustainable in a way that people can pass on knowledge to one another. For example, in Uganda, the concept of training who would train more health workers to disseminate knowledge has proved to be successful (Kagimu et al., 1998). However, communicating to and convincing the public, and engaging the masses to participate is extremely difficult. The problem with Project I is the scope may be too large to disperse consistent, quality information.
By taking proper measures to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission from mother to child, Project II prevents the death of the mother and protects the health of the child. With a healthy mother, she will be able to sustain the health of her child. She will also be able to provide economically for her family, especially since rural women in China possess pivotal roles in agriculture (Rawski et al., 1998). However, because the initiative also calls for anti-retroviral therapy and a supply of infant formula for a period of 12 months, the project is unsustainable in a way that it will not be able to help mothers once the fund
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