What to do about gun violence in Honduras, a problem that can't be solved by a breakthrough medication or vaccine? That challenge was tackled by 140 students on 24 teams participating in Emory University's Global Health Case Competition.
The best solution—capitalizing on the religiosity of the country—was innovative, not complex.
Top honors and a $6,000 grand prize went to the University of California, Berkeley team, for a unique 3-pronged approach that included involving nuns and priests as truce mediators between rival gangs, called "Breaking the Cycle of Violence."
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