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The final submission will be a grant proposal that you will write to present a
strategy for health systems strengthening of your country. You can address
your proposal to any international funding agency (GFATM, USAID, DFID,
SIDA, GTZ, World Bank, or other). Please make sure to address at least two of
the HS building blocks areas. You need to base your proposal analysis and
recommendation on at least two to three other countries’ best practices and
your thinking/reflection/out-of-the-box idea that is backed by data.
 You will write the grant proposal as a Minister of Health of the proposal, you
need to do a good literature review of best practices in other countries/regions.
 Through your research and writing of the grant proposal final paper you will paint a
complete picture and assess the functions, capacities, management and governance of governmental, international and non-state organizations that
comprise health systems of your chosen Low-and-Middle Income Country (LMIC).
 The recommendations for the grant proposal should examine how to translate
scientific and program evidence (from your bench mark countries) to inform the
development of public health programs and policies within the context of your
chosen country’s health system.
 A detailed grading rubric for the group presentation will be posted on the class wall
before Session 2.
 Papers should be 15 pages ( minimum page limit 14 pages) in length (double
spaced, 12” Font 1” margin)
 All factual data should be cited in the text and referenced in the bibliography.
Please make sure you cite the original source. (The lectures do not count as
original sources).
 Students may not cut/paste tables from other publications; they should create
tables using data from properly referenced sources. However, published charts
may be used as long as the source is documented.

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