Post Date:
28 December 2021

On December 18, Sumy State University hosted an interdisciplinary student competition aimed at solving global health problems.

The project was initiated and coordinated by the Global Emory Institute of Health (Atlanta, USA). The main goal is to involve the student community from around the world in developing innovative solutions to global health problems.

Foreign students initiated the competition at SumDU. The program director is Vireco Andrew Avois, the 5th-year student of the Medical Research Institute, President of the National Association of Ghanaian Students in Sumy, Deputy Director of Abdul-Rahman Toufik, the 5th-year student of Academic and Research Medical Institute.

The Office of International Cooperation coordinated the preparation and holding of the first competition. Ther advisors were: head of the Department Kostiantyn KYRYCHENKO, as well as Deputy Director of the Academic and Research Institute of Business, Economics and Management Tetyana MAYBORODA, Director of the Academic and Research Medical Institute Andriy LOBODA, Chairman of the Scientific Society of Students, Postgraduates, Doctoral Students and young researchers Marina UTKINA.

SumDU students from other countries - Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, India, etc., as well as Ukrainian students of various specialities took part in the competition.

Six teams worked on an innovative solution to a significant global problem: Vaccination hesitation in Nigeria.

Competitive teams were offered the complicated case of tasks, to solve which they had to carry out the extensive research and development and then publicly present the results to the distinguished panel of judges.

Sumy State University sincerely congratulates team № 4 on winning this year's competition and wishes to successfully represent the institution at the world competition in 2022.

The best speakers of the competition were Ngu Marka, Boateng Benjamin Quadwo, Othello Msendu Ann (all are students of the Academic and Research Medical Institute).