The Institute for Development and Human Security (IDHS) of Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea has been conducting research on “Korea Global Health Strategy” with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The research focuses on South Korea’s engagement with international development cooperation through raising the issues of global health, awareness, and support for South Korea’s ODA efforts. This research also develops a global network between international and domestic organizations.

In this context, the IDHS will host the “2018 International Girls’ Health Writing Competition” on October 17, 2018 at Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea. The main objectives of the competition include promoting global awareness on girls’ health in developing countries and providing creative solutions for improving the well-being of girls together with the South Korean government, international organizations, donor countries, foundations, and international civil society organizations. Finalists will be given an opportunity to present their ideas in front of a panel of global health experts.

Through this competition, we also hope to encourage young students to find ways to improve the health and well-being of girls from their own perspective, thereby raising awareness of its importance among youth and bringing their ideas to life. We also hope to help cultivate future leaders through the process of problem solving in the field of global health.

Please share your creative solutions and business models to reduce the various risks of girls’ health in developing countries! 

For more information about participating in this competition, please see the attached poster and our homepage ( If you want to submit the paper, please email your entry form and paper to


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Ewha Womans University

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