The annual case competition promotes critical-thinking on real-world global health challenges. It also fosters scholastic and digital creativity, cooperation, and leadership. This year, teams of 4-6 students were given 4 months to create a creative but realistic program relating to elderly care. The teams submitted a 10-minute video outlining their hypothetical program. In 2020, we had a record 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) register for the competition. Teams were asked to create innovative proposals to address elderly care. The winners were selected through a voting process that included input from all conference participants. We are very appreciative of the interdisciplinary panel of judges who reviewed all of the videos to select the finalists: Jonathan Guillemot (USFQ), Brian Hall (Macau), Masamine Jimba (Tokyo), Judith McCool (Auckland), Mu Li (Sydney), Ms Tina Lin (APRU), Leander Marquez (Philippines), Haytham Sheeran (Osaka), Sanjay Rampal (Malaya), Christina Schönleber (APRU), Tasdidaa Shamsi (Malaya), Erlinda Palaganas (Philippines), Hiroki Nakatani (Keio), Martin Wong (CUHK), and Mellissa Withers (USC).
The University of Indonesia team took the grand prize of US$500. The other two finalist teams came from Chinese University of Hong Kong and Yonsei University.
To watch the finalist videos or for more info: APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020 – APRU