Global Health Visionaries

The Emory Global Health Case Competition grows into international event

Photo by Tony Benner

Solving global health problems takes practice, and there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to motivate. Started in 2009, the Emory Global Health Case Competition has grown into an international event that drew 123 students from twenty-two universities—including, for the first time, four outside the United States—in March. The Emory team took first place for its plan to improve health in war-torn Sri Lanka for CanAID, Canada’s Agency for International Development. “I will take with me the skills that this competition has helped me to further develop—among other things, oral advocacy, complex problem solving, and teamwork,” says team member Anne Herold 13L. Winners (from left): Sandra Dube 12B, Britt Gayle 13M 13PH, Herold, Bradley Wagenaar 12PH, Aidan Varan 13PH, and Jennifer Richards 12PH.

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