Multiple government-funded agencies work worldwide to make a positive impact on health disparities across the globe. It is important for doctoral-prepared nurses to be aware of nongovernment funding organizations (called NGOs) that are also making an impact on global health care issues. NGOs originated with the formation of the United Nations in 1945. They are:
Generally defined as nonprofit entities independent of governmental influence although they may receive government funding. The term ‘NGO’ is not typically applied to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. Generally, the NGO label is given to organizations operating on an international level although some countries classify their own civil society groups as NGOs. (GrantSpace, n.d.)
Consider your health topic of choice and investigate what current NGOs are working on behalf of your chosen topic. (Keep in mind the country you select to focus on in this course should not be the United States.) Evaluate the NGO and address the following in your paper:
Differentiate public health NGOs from governmental public health organizations. Provide a history of the selected organization.
Examine the financial health of the organization including how much money the organization has raised for the selected program.
Include current data related to money raised, money distributed, and the impact on the health initiative. Identify countries where this organization has a presence.
Explain how stakeholders and members are selected or join the organization.
Explain the advantages public health NGOs have over government-sponsored programs.
Compare NGOs to government-sponsored programs in terms of:
- Donations sought and obtained.
- Funds distribution.
- Application for assistance.
Summarize the challenges public health NGOs have in comparison with government-sponsored programs.
Analyze the criteria public health NGOs use to choose to get involved in a health issue.
Examine the determining criteria for this organization to get involved in a health issue.
Discuss how you would approach this agency for assistance.
Be sure to write coherently to support a central idea, using correct grammar, mechanics, and APA formatting.
Remember to include an introduction to your paper, which is not a heading of its own, and a references page. In addition, your paper should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Written communication is free of spelling and grammatical errors that detract from the overall message.
- Writing is clear, precise, and scholarly.
- Concepts flow in a logical order.
- Page margins and page numbering are accurate, according to current APA guidelines for style and format.
- Length of paper: 3–5 double-spaced pages.
References: At least four references from peer-reviewed sources. (no older than 5 years old) Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point. Portfolio Prompt: You are required to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio. Reference GrantSpace. (n.d.). What is an NGO? What role does it play in civil society?. Retrieved from https://grantspace.org/resources/knowledge-base/ngo-definition-and-role/ Resources Nongovernmental Agencies Involved in Global Issues Scoring Guide.(will be in additional files) APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX].(will be in additional files)