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.