The UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health Case Competition is an educational opportunity that features teams of 4-6 students representing at least 3 different schools. Teams are given a case scenario featuring a real life global health problem and are tasked with providing strategic recommendations to move the case subject forward efficiently and effectively. Teams present their recommendations to a panel of judges who then score the teams and award cash prizes.

1st place       2nd place      3rd place     
$1,500 $1,00 $500

Since 2010 the Sparkman Center has hosted the case competition annually as a means of engaging students in the complex questions that global health work presents. From 2017-2019 we expanded to include a Statewide Global Health Case Competition, where mulitple universities brought teams to compete.

In the fall of 2019, we started partnering with the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy to co-host the UAB competitions. At each competition we enjoy exploring a new case topic and seeing how students respond to the unique challenges presented.   

Upcoming GHCC
The next UAB GHCC will take place Saturday, February 6, 2021, organized once again in coordination with the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. Find information you'll need about deadlines & when to register your team here.

2021 UAB GHCC
Past Cases
Peruse previous case topics going back to the first UAB GHCC in 2010. The most recent competition years also include winning team presentations, which you can use as an example for how former students have addressed each year's challenge

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UAB at Emory
Winners from the UAB GHCC will have the chance to compete in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition which takes place on Emory's campus each spring.

Read more Emory competitions here