Finalists Announced for Global Health Program Virtual Case Competition 2018
November 8, 2018

APRU Global Health Advisory Committee announced the finalist teams of the third annual Virtual Global Health Case Competition 2018 on 12 July 2018. All four teams were invited to participate in APRU Global Health Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 28-30th, 2018, where their videos were presented and scored live.

The finalists are:

Our Lady of Fatima University
University Gadjah Mada
University of Malaya
University of Southern California

The winning team is University of Southern California

The third annual Virtual Global Health Case Competition 2018 asked students to focus on mental health and the ways that youth address issues of stigma and wellness. As depression and suicide rates continue to rise globally, creative solutions, from the youth’s perspective, are needed more than ever.

The World Health Organization (2014) found that suicides occur in all regions of the world and throughout the lifespan. Notably, among young people 15-29 years of age, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally.

The Virtual Global Health Case Competition 2018 is an APRU Global Health Program Hub-driven activity that welcomes participation by students of all disciplines. Each participating team consisted of 5-6 members, competes with their Asia-Pacific counterparts by producing a 10-minute English video, proposing a realistic, well-designed, and innovative solution to reducing mental health stigma among university students.

For more information about the case competition, please click here.