Blog Post 3

  1. 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?
  1. Develop and Visualize the Theory of Change (Logic Model) for your venture:
Stakeholders Inputs Outputs Outcomes
-World Hope

-St. Luke’s Hospital

-Lehigh Valley Health Network

-Lehigh University

-Sickle Cell Patients in Sierra Leone

-Sickle Cell diagnostic device and its components

-Education about Sickle Cell Anemia

-Financial Resources

-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

Short Term:

-Prove the functionality and usefulness of our device in Sierra Leone.

Long Term:

-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

One thought on “Blog Post 3

  1. Good job distinguishing how outcomes can look different in short vs long term. I really like your question “why hasn’t an initiative for this project been started yet,” and I think thinking about potential answers for that will reveal the key challenges you need to overcome to have success.

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