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.
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. In 2017 we expanded to include a Statewide Global Health Case Competition, where mulitple universities brought teams to compete. At each competition we enjoy exploring a new case topic and seeing how students respond to the unique challenges presented.
Click the links below to see photos, winners and the full case from the most recent competition years
Spring 2019 UAB: Syrian refugee children and disabilities in Zaatari Camp, Jordan
2018 Statewide: Challenges of slum life in Orangi Town, Karachi, Pakistan
2017 Statewide: Impact of Malnutrition on a Child's Health in Rural Ethiopia
For competitions 2016 and prior, click the case title to read the full case