APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition 2022

The 7th APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition received entries from in total of 48 teams across 22 universities in 12 economies this year.

Find out the three finalist teams below. The winning team will be announced on September 9th and win a prize of US$ 1,000.

The 7th Case Competition challenges students to build and strengthen the capacity of the health systems in Fiji to better respond to future public health threats, focusing on vulnerable populations. 

In this case competition, APRU 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 receive a challenge related to a pressing global health problem. Teams will have up to 10 weeks to prepare a 10-minute video in English, proposing a realistic, well-designed, and innovative solution.

We encourage students to consider a balance of innovative yet realistic, evidence-based solutions. Please forward this message to your students or classmates who are interested in global health-related topics.

Find out more details about the challenge here.

The Winner

Congratulations to Fiji Apple from National University of Singapore who is the winning team of the 7th APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition. 

The decision is made by an international panel of 16 judges and participants of the Sustainable Cities and Landscape Conference 2022The NUS team will receive a prize of US$ 1,000. 

The three finalist teams (in alphabetical order)

The top 10 teams (in alphabetical order)

  • Arete (Tongji University)
  • Bula! (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Deadline Fighters (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Fiji Apple (National University of Singapore)
  • Health Luminous (University of Southern California)
  • Itokani (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Mala Mala (National University of Singapore)
  • Night Fae (Sydney University)
  • Pharmville (Monash University)
  • Team FIPHER (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
More Information


  • April 25th – Deadline to register teams
  • June 2nd – Final video submissions due by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time)
  • August 1st – Three finalist teams announced via email
  • September 9th– Release the final winning team of the competition
  • (Teams register after March 25th will still only have until June 2nd to submit their videos)


  • See the full requirements and eligibility here.
  • Find out last year’s finalist videos here.
  • Download a flyer here.

International Panel of Judges

Lily Bui (University of Hawaii), Rita Burke (University of Southern California), King Chow (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Jennifer Franklin (University of Southern California), Budi Haryanto (Universitas Indonesia), Michelle Ibanez (USINDOPAC), Masamine Jimba (The University of Tokyo), Mu Li (The University of Sydney), Tina Lin (APRU), Judith McCool (The University of Auckland), Erlinda Palaganas (University of the Philippines), Sanjay Rampal (Universiti Malaya), Ann Toh (National University of Singapore), Mellissa Withers (University of Southern California), Pinpin Zheng (Fudan University), and Catherine Zhou (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

The virtual case competition 2022 is in partnership with


Dr. Mellissa Withers at [email protected].