The Basics

The UVa Global Health Case Competition brings together students from across the University’s undergraduate and graduate schools to dream up relevant strategies to challenging global health issues. Interdisciplinary teams are assigned the case on a Monday and have one week to deliberate, strategize, and innovate on a given global health issue. The following Saturday, teams present their work to a group of esteemed judges.

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Friday 11/7: Pre-competition social. Location TBA.
Saturday 11/8, 12:00-6:00: Competition Date!

Saturday 11/8, 12:00-6:00:

12:00 – 12:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom, -Opening Address

12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Kaleidoscope Room (A), South Meeting Room (B), Gallery (C):

Presentation Stream A
12:30 – 1:00 pm Team 1
1:00 – 1:30 pm Team 4
1:30 – 2:00 pm Team 7

Presentation Stream B
12:30 – 1:00 pm Team 5
1:00 – 1:30 pm Team 2
1:30 – 2:00 pm Team 8

Presentation Stream C
12:30 – 1:00 pm Team 3
1:00 – 1:30 pm Team 6
1:30 – 2:00 pm Team 9

12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom –
Global Health Case Competition Gala

2:00 – 2:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom – One-slide synopsis of proposal presented by all teams
-Participants’ Choice Award

2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom
-Announcement of Finalists
-Presentations of Finalist Teams

4:00 – 4:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom – Participants’ discussion: Judges’ insights unveiled

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom – Announcement of winners and Closing Reception

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Any student can participate! No prior experience is necessary, and we encourage students from diverse fields to get involved.

Students can register for the competition as part of a pre-formed team or as an individual. Pre-formed teams may have a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 people on their team. Pre-formed teams must have at least three different disciplines represented on their team.

Online registration will run from Monday, October 20th through Wednesday, October 29th. ALL STUDENTS – whether part of a team or not – ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM.

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The UVa Center for Global Health has hosted the Global Health Competition for three years running.

The first Global Health Case Competition took place in February 2013 and asked students to address the issue of extremely drug resistant tuberculosis in the economically revitalized and historic Mumbai slum of Dharavi.

Last year’s case competition concerned health interventions for the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Sreemoyee Som is the lead case writer and logistics coordinator for the competition. You can email her at

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