2019 Advancing Development Goals Contest
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The Challenges of Global Health

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Auditorium Ivan Pictet B, Maison de la paix, Geneva

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The Geneva Challenge, supported by the late Kofi Annan and Ambassador Jenö Staehelin, invites teams of graduate students from around the world to devise innovative and pragmatic solutions to key international issues. This sixth edition asked students to address the complex issues arising from global health and how to tackle these challenges in order to foster social and economic development. 

The five finalist teams, one per continent, will present and defend their projects in front of a jury. 

  • Asia: ReMedic – an integrative solution turning medicines’ excess into access
  • North America/Oceania: PEACE – Program for Elderly Adults with Cohabitation and Enrichment
  • Europe: RapidCare – strengthening health systems in an urbanizing world  
  • Africa: Rural Water Filtration Kit – improving global health through safe drinking water
  • South America: Project Wanöpo 

The audience is free to come in and out after each project's presentation.

The Award Ceremony will take place at 18:30 following a conversation with Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation and Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Chairperson of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, on the outcomes and perspectives for universal health coverage.