Assume the role of a government official, writing a policy brief from you, the Secretary of Health, to the Minister of Finance (through your own Minister, of course).
4 pages long, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font. As a policy brief, the paper should be written in a very clear and very crisp manner, with short sentences, short paragraphs, and as few words as possible.
Each paper needs to be written in a manner that will allow the aide of the Minister of Finance to brief him on it in about 3 minutes in a car on the way to some meeting, since that is what often really happens. Each paper should be written about a country in a different region of the world. The papers should be written on low- or middle-income countries, since they are the focus of the course. This will allow you to use the papers to explore health and development issues in a variety of settings.
Paper will summarize, the key nutrition issues faced by India, who they most affect, key risk factors, their link with health and economic development, and what might be done to address them in cost-effective ways.
The paper should answer the following questions:
What is the nature and magnitude of the problem? Who is affected by it? What are the risk factors for the problem? What are the economic and social consequences of the problem? What few priority steps do you recommend be taken to address the problem and what is your rationale for these recommendations?