- List the top 20 questions your team needs to answer to advance the venture forward.
- We are able to diagnose Sickle Cell Anemia, so what?
- What makes our research so important?
- How can we implement our project, so that it stays relevant?
- Is there a way where we can train the locals, in order to sustain the system?
- Why hasn’t an initiative for this project not yet been started?
- Are there problems or aspects of the research we don’t know about?
- What does impact mean?
- How will our project affect the local’s lives?
- Will our project have an effect on people’s lives? (Closed-ended)
- If our project is successful, where can we go from there?
- How will the locals react or perceive our device?
- How do we work with individuals who are unsupportive of our research?
- What can we learn from the locals that could help us with the device?
- How will their culture affect our project?
- How will our project affect their culture?
- How is our project going to change Sierra Leone?
- What are other treatment or care options if they decide not to participate?
- If this project is successful, where can we go from there?
- How will we establish the operation from one clinic to millions of clinics?
- Is this a project that we will continue providing assistance to? Or do we pass this responsibility onto the locals?
- How will the devices be distributed?
- How will we make this project affordable to the locals?
- What’s this project’s incentive for Lehigh?
- How will the locals welcome this project?
- Develop and Visualize the Theory of Change (Logic Model) for your venture:
-St. Luke’s Hospital
-Lehigh Valley Health Network
-Sickle Cell Patients in Sierra Leone
|-Sickle Cell diagnostic device and its components
-Education about Sickle Cell Anemia
-Time and Research
|-The number of people who use this device
-The number of devices distributed
-The number of children under five who received a diagnosis
-The results of the diagnosis
-Prove the functionality and usefulness of our device in Sierra Leone.
-Lower the child mortality rate
-Have accessible/affordable sickle cell diagnoses
-Spread awareness of the effects of sickle cell anemia
-Improve the life quality for sickle cell patients