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APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020

January 1 - October 21

The Fifth APRU Global Health Student Case Competition is now open for registration.

In this case competition, students will be given an opportunity to practice critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to help solve global health challenges. Teams of 4-6 students will be given a challenge related to a pressing global health problem. Teams will have about twelve weeks to prepare a 10-minute video in English, proposing a realistic, well designed, and innovative solution.

The competition has brought together young and creative teams of university students to tackle many pressing global health problems. We encourage all students to be creative and showcase out-of-the-box ideas in helping facilitate real changes through this competition.

April 2 – Case challenge sent out via email
June 24 – Deadline for universities to register teams by 11:59 p.m. (PST)
July 1 – Final video submissions due by 11:59 p.m. (PST)
August 15 – Three finalist teams announced via email
October 18 –  The final competition held at the APRU GH annual conference 2020

The top three videos will be chosen by a panel of international judges and be showcased at the 14th APRU Global Health Conference at Fudan University on October 18-21, 2020.

The winning team will be selected and announced at the Conference.
A prize of USD 500 will be awarded.

Please note the challenge opens from April 2 to July 1, 2020.
Please see the requirements and eligibility here.

Click here and register as soon as possible. The challenge will be sent to the registrants within 24 hours.


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

Last year, 45 teams were formed across the globe. Students focused on finding an innovative solution using social media to promote physical activity in urban environments, where health problems like obesity and decreased physical activity present a real challenge. Find out their videos and the winners here.

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