GLOBAL HEALTH CASE COMPETITION CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
CASE STUDY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH: SUPPORTING SOLUTIONS TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN NICARAGUA The annual Global Health Case Competition (GHCC) will be held on February 2nd, 2019. The goal is to create a proposal for building an innovative, effective, implementable, and financially sound solution to address issues that will be presented to a panel of judges representing the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health. Importantly, the idea of a sustainable project is stressed (e.g., leveraging existing resources, such as government institutions, health programs, NGOs; integrating the solution into communities) for appropriate response to assess and offer solutions to improve women’s health.
Nicaraguan women are still fighting. Photo by Oswaldo Rivas https://qz.com/556722/nicaragua-the-worlds-unlikely-champion-of-gender-equality/
Participants’ Competition Day Schedule Team Check-in & Presentation Deadline 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Newcomb Lobby
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Team members check in individually at the check-in table starting at 11:00 am Teams must submit their flash drives with final presentations in .ppt or PDF format by 11:20 am Once you turn in your flash drive, it will not be returned to you! LUNCH IS AVAILABLE IN THE BALLROOM at 11:30AM Please be seated by 11:55 am
Welcome Address 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Ballroom
Welcome address by Dr. Rebecca Dillingham, director of the UVA Center for Global Health All competition participants must be in attendance
First Round of Presentations 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Kaleidoscope South Meeting Room Art Gallery
Teams will have 10 minutes to present, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A by judges. Teams awaiting their presentation time can wait in the lobby or ballroom, but are NOT permitted to watch other presentations until after they have presented.
Afternoon Break (judges deliberate) 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Ballroom and Lounge
Opportunity to network with other competition participants, attendees, and guests. Coffee and donuts available in Main Lounge area
Presentations of 3 Finalist Teams 2:15 pm – 3:00pm Ballroom
All participants are highly encouraged to attend and ask questions during Q&A rounds Finalist teams awaiting their presentation time can wait in the lobby, but are NOT permitted to watch other finalist presentations until after they have presented
Selection and Announcement of Winning Team 3:30 pm Ballroom
Awards will be announced
Children in Nicaragua.. Photo Credit: World Bank
Case Summary The case asks participants to develop a five year action plan for the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA) in order to address the web of issues impacting womenâ€™s health outcomes. The United Nations Global Database on Violence against Women reports lifetime risk of physical or sexual intimate partner violence in Nicaragua to be 23%. Other sources such as the World Health Organization report rates of violence against women to be as high as 52%. A variety of formal and informal structures and actors such as law, policy, grassroots movements, and civil society organizations have made progress to combat these statistics. Competitors are challenged with developing a plan that works alongside existing structures to support, coordinate, and implement efforts at improving the health and wellbeing of women in Nicaragua. Participating teams in the 2019 UVA Global Health Case Competition are asked to create a proposal for building an innovative, effective, implementable, and financially sound solution to address these issues that will be presented to a panel of judges representing MINSA. While they have not been given a specific monetary budget, teams must be able to provide a detailed budget for how they would implement a solution within a five-year timeframe. In addition, the idea of a sustainable project is stressed (e.g., leveraging existing resources, such as government institutions, health programs, NGOs; integrating the solution into communities).
Welcome Address The UVA Center for Global Health (CGH) engages multiple disciplines across the University of Virginia, as well as across cultural, economic, and geographic divides to focus on improving health and well-being. It has been an honor working on the case and supporting the 2019 Global Health Case Competition which includes over 75 student participants, 8 outstanding faculty and guests judges representing multiple critical disciplines, and a diverse and dynamic group of peer mentors whose experiences and guidance is essential. We are delighted and proud to welcome Dr. Rebecca Dillingham, director of the UVA Center for Global Health, who offers expertise and serves as an invaluable asset to this endeavor. In the spirit of collaboration, we welcome each and every one of you. Thank you for being here today.
Case Competition Participants Global Citizens Aichatou Haidara Neemah Koroma Kelly Isbell Deebii Duguma Wafa Khan
Global Problem Solvers Madison Hecht James Caffrey Demi Chavez Cal Ries Sara Martin
Gigi Health Sophie Ali Safiye Limon Hiba Osmani Murriam Hamid Mehreen Mirza
Healthy Hoos Surbhi Mathur Rishika Randev Siddhant Pathak Richella Tah Belle Pace
Hoo Run the World? Galen Green Karishma Srikanth Rebecca Soistmann Hannah Borja Kayla Dunn
Hoos4Health Andrew Carr Zachary Kathol Abeba Amenshowa Madison Smither Paul McNeil
The Musketeers Lauren Thompson Xiaowen Wang Divya Balaji Grace Leffler
Next Gen Health Nafisa Mazumdar Rawan Osman Pumoli Malapati Marcelo Morales Nafisa Alamgir Charmi Patel
Afya William Burris Simran Budhwar Sydney Stanley Edward Contreras Patrick Murphy
Team 6 Paige Kobza Aisha Naseem Nicole Conzone Sydney Grossweiler Ahmed Mohamed
Team 1 Keyanna Ralph Dorothy Castelly Jonathan Laredo Katherine Zain Jacqueline Huynh
SAB Jackie Chen Megan Eisenfelder Piper Shifflett Rebecca Rainey Navya Annapareddy
Global Health EntHOOsiasts Owen Little Ashley Ewing Mila Ho Mahlet Haile
Team 3 Dove-Anna Johnson Valencia Lagbo Zixiao (Annie) An Olivia Liu
Case Competition Judges We are deeply grateful for the contributions of the GHCC judges each year. Their expertise, insight, and attention to each team make the case competition a rich experience. Emma Mitchell, UVA Nursing Brad Brown, UVA Commerce Bree Campbell, UVA Medicine Rebecca Dillingham, UVA Medicine Abby Palko, UVA Women's Center Fern Hauck, UVA Medicine Sagal Mohamed, UVA Medicine Liz McQuade, UVA Public Health
Writing The Case The 2019 UVA Global Health Case Competition team greatly appreciates the efforts and time of our lead case writer, Sara Krivacsy. The writing team consisted of Golda Houndoh, Jessie Amick, Rebecca Brookman, Erica Stephens, and Jean NuĂąez. We also gratefully acknowledge valuable inputs and expert review from Dr. Emma Mitchell and Dr. Rebecca Dillingham.
Acknowledgements and Thanks The Center for Global Health gratefully acknowledges the collaborative expertise of all those who aided in the development of this yearâ€™s Case Competition, especially April Ballard for all of her hard work and support. We are also grateful for the dedication of time and effort of the Global Health Case Competition judges. Sincere thanks to the CGH Student Advisory Board, and Student Liaison, Neeka Nazari. Congratulations and thanks to the case writers for developing a nuanced, real world case, and to each participant for your dedication and drive. The Case Competition and CGH Scholars programs are made possible by institutional support from the University of Virginia, including: President James E. Ryan; Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas, PhD.; Ian Baucom, PhD., Buckner W. Clay Dean, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Dorrie Fontaine, R.N., PhD., FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing, Craig H. Benson, PhD, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; David S. Wilkes, MD, Dean, UVA School of Medicine; Ambassador Stephen D. Mull, Vice Provost for Global Affairs; Louis Nelson, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach; Archie Holmes, Jr., PhD., Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Health care center. Photo: World Bank
Join us for the 2019 Global Health Case Competition on Saturday 2 February in Newcomb Hall.