Assessing Opportunities for Growth and Improving In-Country Monitoring and Evaluation of Healing Help Medical Donations Program

Client: Catholic Medical Mission Board
Faculty: Steven Schall
Team: Eni Bakallbashi, Molly Hart, Felicity Loome
Year: 2010
The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is a U.S.-based Catholic charity established in 1928 that focuses exclusively on global healthcare. The Capstone team assessed opportunities for growth and improvement of CMMB's Healing Help medical donations program. To reach this goal, the team designed a survey to assess absorption capacity and needs of CMMB donation recipients and tested the survey with partners in Nicaragua. Findings were compiled into a Nicaragua Case Study that highlights successes and limitations of CMMB's donation work. The team also completed a more comprehensive report on the Healing Help program. Additionally, an online version of the survey was created and sent to key partners in Peru, Southern Sudan, Zambia and Kenya. Findings were used to improve the survey for CMMB to further utilize and disseminate more broadly as an industry standard impact assessment tool for donation programs worldwide.