Spring 2012 Triangle Global Health Case Competition

Partners: IntraHealth International and Becton Dickinson & Company


What is the Global Health Challenge?

The Global Health Challenge is a case competition that provides a venue for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to work together to develop innovative solutions for a specified global health problem. This case competition will allow teams of four to six students to work through a real-life case scenario and develop succinct, strategic recommendations for improving a global health issue. Teams will have one week to work on the case and will present their recommendations to a distinguished panel of judges at the Third Annual Triangle Global Health Case Competition event.

The 2012 Global Health Challenge is developed and executed by a multidisciplinary student planning committee from UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and NC State University. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student interested in participating on the 2013 planning committee, please contact Mamie Sackey Harris at Mamie_Harris@med.unc.edu.



Why participate?

The Global Health Challenge case competition is a great way to raise awareness, initiate dialogue, and foster interdisciplinary approaches to global health, both on the UNC campus and among students, faculty, and professionals from multiple North Carolina universities and institutions.

The 2010 and 2011 competitions were widely successful events for UNC students and faculty. The 2012 case competition continues this tradition by providing opportunities to meet other students and global health professionals from around the state while exploring some of the ethical, cultural, and economic issues surrounding global health policy logistics, development, and implementation.

Who can participate?

Students, both graduate and undergraduate, from across UNC are invited to enter as a team or as individuals. UNC teams will compete against students from Duke, NC State, and other North Carolina universities. Wake Forest University and Meredith College teams also participated in the 2011 competition; this year we’re hoping to expand to more universities!

Team Criteria:

  • Teams should consist of 4-6 students – graduate or undergraduate students are eligible
  • Must be interdisciplinary – only teams consisting of members from at least 3 different schools (within UNC) will be considered “interdisciplinary”
  • You may register as a complete team (preferred)
  • You may register as an incomplete team – the planning committee will fill your team, or you may have until the end of the registration period to fill your team (2-4 students).
  • You may register as an individual, but we advise registering as a team.
    • PLEASE NOTE that the UNC planning committee fills incomplete team spots with individuals. Assignments are based primarily on disciplinary diversity criteria; other attributes (e.g., undergraduate or graduate student status) are randomized.
  • A maximum of 5-6 teams will be accepted from UNC for participation.
  • We recommend that you find the most diverse team possible to guarantee that multidisciplinary skills and experiences are represented!

Spectators are encouraged to attend the case competition and award ceremony!