The women of India are in dire need. A serious health condition is affecting their well-being and ability to lead normal lives. With social stigma, limited healthcare access and lack of funding all acting as barriers to treatment, you are chosen to develop an innovative solution to restore the dignity of these women. You have one week.
This was the challenge that faced six Melbourne University students in Atlanta at the 2016 Emory Global Health Case Competition. Selected from teams who competed in the 2015 Melbourne Global Health Case Competition, the postgraduate students drew on their various disciplines to develop an innovative solution to this complex global health problem.
Our 2016 team combined knowledge from different faculties and study areas to take out third place – no easy feat considering the number of talented students from international universities who compete each year.
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Have you got what it takes to solve a global health problem? The University of Melbourne will send six postgraduate students to Atlanta in March 2017 to compete in the Emory Global Health Case Competition, and you could be one of them.
Our 2017 Melbourne Team
Our 2017 Melbourne team will need students from diverse academic backgrounds, as global health goes far beyond medicine. Factors such as food and water quality, education, economics, human rights and good government are all health influencers, as described in the recently adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The team will be selected from participants in the University of Melbourne Global Health Case Competition.
Emory and Melbourne Competitions
In both the Emory and Melbourne competitions, teams of up to six students will be given a major global health problem to work on over several days. Students will then present their strategy to address the problem before a panel of judges.
A diversity of academic backgrounds and life experiences is the basis for a winning team. Students from all postgraduate degrees at the University are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be placed into teams for the Melbourne competition.
University of Melbourne Global Health Case Competition
$300 for each member of the winning team
$150 for each member of the second placed team
Emory Global Health Case Competition
Our Emory Case Competition team will be selected from the teams that present their case responses in the Melbourne competition on October 14. The University will cover most of the team’s costs for return travel to Atlanta and their meals and accommodation.
For more information on the application process and selection procedure, and to apply, visit our application page.
Applications are now closed.
Friday 14 October
Time: All day
Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, Level 10, Law Building