2019 APRU Global Health Case Competition

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Registration for the 2019 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program Global Health Case Competition is now open. This is a great way for students to practice developing an intervention approach using a practical, real-world challenge. Last year the USC team won!

To learn more about the competition and how to register visit: https://apruglobalhealth.org/casecompetition/


2018 APRU Global Health Case CompetitionCase competitions are increasingly popular around the world as a way for students to exercise critical thinking skills using a “real world” challenge. For this international, virtual competition, teams of 4-6 students will receive a challenge relating to a pressing global health problem. Teams will be given up to EIGHT weeks to prepare a video of up to 10 minutes in English proposing a realistic, well-designed, innovative solution to the challenge. Teams will save their videos on YouTube or Vimeo and submit the link via email for judging by an international panel of APRU Global Health Program members and other global expert judges. Previous topics have included tobacco control, depression screening, and disaster preparedness.

Three videos will be chosen by an international panel of judges for the final round, which will be held at the APRU GH annual conference in Hong Kong on Nov 19, 2019. The winning team will be announced at the conference and a prize of US$500 will be awarded.


(Challenge open from March 15-May 10, 2019)
  • March 15 – Case challenge sent out via email at 11:59am Pacific Time
  • April 15 – Deadline for universities to register teams (teams registering after March 15 will still only have until May 10th to submit their videos)
  • May 10 – Final video submissions due by 11:59am Pacific Time
  • July 15 – Three finalist teams announced via email
  • November 19 –  Final competition held at the APRU Global Health annual workshop

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