Finalists for the APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020 announced

The APRU Global Health Student Case Competition called for students to help address a global health challenge – Improving elderly care in the Asia-Pacific using critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

A total of 45 teams from 22 universities in 12 economies (Australia, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and the US) sent in their entries to showcase creative and evidence-based proposals to address the health challenge.

The three finalist teams (in alphabetic order) are:

  • MoreDoe from Yonsei University
  • The Yellow Jackets from University of Indonesia
  • Toilet Paper Hoggers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The three runner-up teams were PH Pro (Fudan University), Team Medeavour (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and Terps for Health (University of Maryland, College Park).

A panel of fifteen international judges were invited to review the entries.

The winning team will be selected and announced at the APRU Global Health Conference 2020.  A prize of USD 500 will be awarded.


MoreDoe from Yonsei University

The Yellow Jackets from University of Indonesia

Toilet Paper Hoggers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Call for Submissions: 2020 APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest

The APRU Global Health Conference 2020 is now calling for student poster submissions.

The top 3 finalists will be selected for each of the undergraduate and graduate categories and released on October 1st.

A prize of USD 500 will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category). A formal announcement will take place at the virtual Global Health Conference on October 19-21.

For submission regulations and guidelines, please see here.
For FAQ, please see here.

Please email your PDF submission to Dr. Mellissa Withers at mwithers@usc.edu by September 1st at 11:59 pm (PST).

Please contact Dr. Withers if you have any further inquiries.

2019 APRU Global Health Case Competition winners announced

This year’s challenge for the 2019 APRU Global Health Case Competition was related to using social media to promote physical activity in urban environments.

Out of 45 teams who registered for the competition, the three finalists were selected: University of Indonesia (Team Makara), University of Hong Kong (Team Jaja) and University of California, Los Angeles (Team Gamechangers)

The University of Hong Kong takes the top spot in the competition.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Winning Team – University of Hong Kong (Team Jaja)

The other two finalists:

University of Indonesia (Team Makara)

University of California, Los Angeles (Team Gamechangers)

APRU launches new book on Global Health

The book is entitled Global Health Leadership: Case Studies From the Asia-Pacific ,and is co-edited by APRU Global Health Program leaders, Dr. Mellissa Withers of University of Southern California and Dr. Judith McCool of The University of Auckland. It covers a wide range of disciplines—from tobacco control and non-communicable diseases to maternal health services and disaster preparedness—in a variety of societal contexts. Global health experts from both inside and outside of the APRU network contributed to this book.

Click here for a full feature of the book.