Global Health Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2019

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The New York Times in partnership with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities are calling for university student submissions for the Asia-Pacific Case Competition.


The Asia-Pacific Case Competition challenges students to critically evaluate the global health policy ecosystem in the Asia Pacific and its potential to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. ​

Students will write a policy brief to a leader in their economy outlining the threats to health from air pollution. Mortality attributed to household and ambient air pollution in the Asia Pacific is higher than in the rest of the world, at 130 deaths per 100,000 population.​ What are the solutions you promote? What are the resources necessary? What are the ways that this solution will make an impact?

The competition is open to university students in the Asia-Pacific region and the winner will have their work recognized and published in The New York Times International Edition.

Submission deadline is September 23, 2019, 11:59 PM (GMT) and winners will be announced at the APRU Global Health Conference, November 17-20, 2019.

As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the voice of knowledge and innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to address the challenges of the 21st century.

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