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APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2019

February 18 - May 10










The fourth annual APRU Global Health Case Competition has announced the 2019 finalists. This year’s challenge is “Social Networking Intervention to Promote Physical Activity Among Young People in Urban Environments

In this challenge, teams are asked to develop a hypothetical intervention to increase physical activity rates among young people in an urban environment in the Asia-Pacific region. The intervention plan should incorporate innovative, cost-effective, and culturally-appropriate strategies that are evidence-based.

The case competition gives students an opportunity to practice their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to help solve global health challenges. Teams of 4-6 students will have to prepare a 10-minute video in English, proposing a realistic, well designed, and innovative solution.

The three finalists (in no order):
University of Indonesia (Makara team)
University of Hong Kong (JAJA team)
UCLA (The Gamechangers team)

Chosen by a panel of APRU Global Health Program advisory group and experts, the three videos be shown at the 13th APRU Global Health Conference in Hong Kong on Nov. 19, 2019. The winning team will be selected and announced at the Conference, and a prize of USD 500 will be awarded.

April 15 – Deadline for universities to register teams
May 10 – Final video submissions due by 11:59 a.m. (PST)
July 15 – Three finalist teams announced via email
November 19 –  The final competition held at the APRU GH annual conference 2019 in Hong Kong

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Mellissa Withers at [email protected]