2016 Global Health Case Competition


Since 2009 Emory Global Health has sponsored a Global Health Case Competition (EGHCC). In the EGHCC participating teams from a number of universities compete for the best solution to a global health case study or problem. Teams are given approximately five days to prepare their response. The details of this year's EGHCC can be found here. The winning team receives, in addition to notoriety, a monetary prize which is set this year to $6,000.

We have sent winning teams the past two years (1st place in 2013 and 2nd place in 2014).

Determining the 2016 Hopkins Team

The Commitment

Although this is a great opportunity, it is not one to be taken lightly. Operationally, the teams will need to work together intensively between Saturday, April 2, 2016, when the case is announced, and the presentation day, Saturday April 9, 2016. This means that team members will have to work together in between and after school hours while in Baltimore to prepare their response. Team members will also have to travel to Atlanta to finish their response (Thursday and Friday) and make their presentation on Saturday.


The CGH will pay the registration fee and provide travel support (plane tickets) to Atlanta. Emory will provide ground transportation, lodging and most meals. In addition, the CGH is recruiting a faculty coach to work with the team while in Baltimore and, if possible, in Atlanta. The CGH will also assist in identifying group work space and coordinating meetings.

It's Up to You Now!

Participating in the EGHCC is fun and will give you an opportunity to meet new global health leaders. It's also a good item for your resume. To initiate your application to be part of the team please keep an eye out for next year's announcement. Applications will be reviewed by a group of faculty and staff. Depending upon the number and quality of applicants a second step may be needed. We will keep you informed of progress. Consult the Call for Applications for more information. The application is now closed for the 2016 Case Competition Team.

Applications require:

Submit your applications to JHSPH.ghgrants@jhu.edu with the subject "EGHCC Application." 


This Year

The 2016 Hopkins Team - Meet us! 

Faculty Advisors


Last Year

The 2015 Global Health Case/Challenge

In 2012, the United Nations Office on Drug Crimes identified Honduras as the most violent nation in the world due to its murder rate of 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people. Gun violence was found to be especially prevalent in the country. In response to this report and to attempt to stem the high crime rate in his country, the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, made it a priority to see workable solutions to the problem in order to ensure the safety of his country's people. One of his initiatives involved asking groups of multidisciplinary experts to develop proposals for reducing violence in Honduras by 2020.

These groups were asked to develop recommendations that would address many issues that may contribue to Honduras' crime rate. These issues included, but were not limited to, Honduras' economy, development, international relations with the United States and other countries, law enforcement, and cultural and religious ethics. Case competition teams played the role of these groups of experts. Read the full case here!

Past Cases:

If you have any question, please contact:

Emily Combs
Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-502-9871
E-mail: ecombs@jhu.edu


Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

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