Describe the expected impact/outcome of the initiative. Critique how effectiveness of the initiative will be evaluated and how the initiative addresses sustainability for the health outcome.

Written task enabling students to apply their understanding of global health and sustainability by critically appraising a global health initiative.

The effect of tobacco consumption is a global health threat, contributing to high mortality and morbidity. Reducing tobacco product consumption is therefore a global health initiative. Yet this is also a complex problem, involving players/actors (e.g. nation states governance, global health organisations, stakeholders such as multinational corporations, partnerships, tobacco producers, manufacturers, consumers, and the general public) as well as impacting upon resources, economics, and livelihoods.

For this assignment you are to identify an existing global health initiative to reduce tobacco consumption. You are then to critically appraise the initiative focusing on the sustainability of the initiative for the reduction of tobacco related death and disability. Within your appraisal you are expected to apply your learnings from the topics in this unit, e.g. consider global health inequalities, the role of multi-national corporations, governance, interdependencies, the effectiveness of goal setting, sustainable development, impact upon health care systems, etc.

Your critical appraisal is to be written as a structured report identifying strengths and limitations of the initiative in relation to global health and sustainability. Using supporting evidence from academic literature, your report should include:

Problem definition – describe what the global health problem is
The initiative. Describe the initiative to address this problem. E.g. Type of initiative. Who/what does the initiative target? How may it be used to change policy/practice? etc.
Implementation. Describe the implementation of the initiative. What potential barriers/enablers could influence the implementation of the initiative? Critique the strategies that are in place to address these barriers/enablers.
Impact and sustainability. Describe the expected impact/outcome of the initiative. Critique how effectiveness of the initiative will be evaluated and how the initiative addresses sustainability for the health outcome.