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. 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.   

GHCC 2020 UAB
Currently planned for Saturday, September 26th. More information to come!
GHCC 2019 Fall
Health & policy implications of trash & e-waste mismanagement in Agbogbloshie, Ghana

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GHCC 2019 SW
Deforestation of Amazon Rainforest and impact on children health outcomes of indigenous populations of Madre de Dios province, Peru

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GHCC 2019 Spring
Syrian refugee children and disabilities in Zaatari Camp, Jordan

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GHCC 2018 SW
Challenges of slum life in Orangi Town, Karachi, Pakistan

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GHCC 2018 Uab
Road Traffic Injuries in Granada, Nicaragua: Prevention, Safety and Emergency Response

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GHCC 2017 SW
Impact of Malnutrition on a Child's Health in Rural Ethiopia

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GHCC 2017 Uab
Feminine Hygiene in the Rukungiri District of Uganda

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GHCC 2016 Uab
Child and Adolescent Sex Trafficking in Thailand

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GHCC 2015 Uab
Stunting in Children in Northern India: Addressing the roles of open defecation and sanitation

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GHCC 2014 Uab
Developing Tobacco Control Strategies for the North Sumatra Province of Indonesia

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GHCC 2013 Uab
Reducing Cervical Cancer in the Sololรก Department of Guatemala

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GHCC 2012 Uab
Disaster Management and Preparedness in Barguna District, Bangladesh

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GHCC 2011 Uab
Addressing Childhood Obesity in Mexico City

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GHCC 2010 Uab
Severe Acute Malnutrition Strategy in the Oromiya Region, Ethiopia

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