1) Growth of Women's Healthcare
2) Preventing Spread of Communicable Diseases in the Developing World
Chair: Catt Phan
Co-Chairs: Daniel Bernal-Otero
Position Papers will be due to the Committee Email below on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 by 11:59pm and should be no longer than one page per topic, single-spaced.
In order to be eligible for awards, delegates must submit position papers to the Dias.
Please take a look at the Position Paper Preparation Guide for further information and examples.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The United Nations World Health Organization was established on April 7th, 1948 with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The entity directs and coordinates authority for public health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group and after its predecessor, the Health Organization, dissolved alongside the League of Nations. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defense against transnational threats. In 2010, WHO has embarked on its most extensive reformation since its creation in 1948 to have a more effective and efficient method of progress in global health equity. As the global population becomes increasingly more complicated with its issues, WHO is adapting to be better constructed to tackle these challenges. The reform has three objectives:
By establishing clear priorities, combined with adopting better management and governance practices, WHO can better serve the global health community. The reforms enable the entity to more effectively fulfill our constitutional mandate as the “directing and coordinating authority on international health work.”
With over 7000 people working in 150 countries, WHO continues to make progress on its working priorities. The areas where this entity works towards include the implementation of universal health coverage; prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases (heart disease, cancer, mental health conditions, etc.); general promotion of good health through the life-course; prevention and treatment of communicable diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, malaria); emergency preparation, surveillance, and response to any threat to human health security; and corporate services through resources such as public health experts or communications staff disseminating health information.
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