The children of Monrovia in Liberia are in dire need. Some have lost family during the Ebola epidemic, some have suffered from anxieties related to poverty, and some have witnessed abuse in their families or in the community. In a country with infrastructure already severely weakened by a civil war a decade earlier, the Ebola epidemic had left the healthcare system in disarray. Understandably there are extremely serious mental health issues. You must develop a culturally sensitive approach that will effectively address the problem of children’s mental health. You need to present a long-term vision along with a detailed implementation plan for the first year. Your budget is $1 million (USD). You have one week.
This was the challenge that faced six Melbourne University students in Atlanta at the 2017 Emory Global Health Case Competition. Selected from teams who competed in the 2016 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 2017 team combined knowledge from different faculties and study areas performing brilliantly in competition against teams from 23 other Universities from around the world.
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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 2019 to compete in the Emory Global Health Case Competition, and you could be one of them.
Our 2019 Melbourne Team
Our 2019 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. The University will cover almost all of the team’s costs for return travel to Atlanta and their meals and accommodation.
Note: Applications are currently closed.
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