The winners of the 8th APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition 2023 and the 9th APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest 2023 were announced at the Global Health Conference between October 25 and 27 at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City.
The 8th Virtual Case Competition 2023 was won by The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s team Hello Hong Kong for a highly inspiring video showing ways to improve refugees’ access to Hong Kong health services.
The 9th Student Poster Contest was won by Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Jessica Lopez Espinosa (Undergraduate Category) and Fudan University’s Shaolong Ren (Graduate Category).
The winners were chosen by judges and delegates at the 16th APRU Global Health Conference 2023 in Mexico.
For the 8th Virtual Case Competition, teams of 3-6 students received a challenge created in partnership with the UNHCR titled “Bridging Barriers to Care: Reaching Urban Migrant Communities.” The competition involved a total of 49 teams from 19 universities from Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Senegal, Singapore, Thailand, and the US. The winning team received a US$1,000 prize.
For the 9th Student Poster Contest, undergraduate and graduate students were invited to submit a poster related to global health. Submissions came from China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Philippines, and the US. Each 1st place winner received a US$500 prize.
The 16th APRU Global Health Conference 2023 facilitated inter-sectoral exchanges of world-class expertise and dissemination of cutting-edge research on equity in health. Organized by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey in collaboration with the APRU Global Health Program, the event marked the first time the Global Health annual conference took place in Latin America and first in person APRU Global Health Conference after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finalists – 8th APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition 2023 (in no particular order):
- Winner: Hello Hong Kong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) – view the video here
- Health Defenders (Sun Yat-Sen University) – view the video here
- Eblouissant (Simon Fraser University) – view the video here
- Undergraduate Category (in no particular order)
Suet Man Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Winner: Jessica Lopez Espinosa (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Khen Jee Faburada (Manila Central University)
- Graduate Category (in no particular order)
Brooke Edwards (University of Southern California)
Junyi Shi (Peking University)
Winner: Shaolong Ren (Fudan University)