Published on February 10, 2019
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Futuristic World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization was founded in 1948 with the mission to serve as the governing body to oversee international healthcare regulation and improve the quality of living through optimal healthcare worldwide. Its goal is to build a healthier future for people around the world. Side by side with governments of the countries around the world, the WHO works to bring people together in the common goal of promoting wellness. Healthcare around the world is a pressing issue, and the lack of availability in economically unstable territories is an issue that the WHO strives to solve. The WHO is responsible for the treatment and response to communicable and non-communicable diseases around the world. Particularly important is the WHO’s involvement in emergency situation preparedness, such as a global disease outbreak.
Topic A: Global response to the emergence of antibiotic resistant infection
Topic B: Ethical issues surrounding forced treatment for re-emergence of past communicable diseases
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Letter from the Chair
My name is Kamran Siddiq, and I am the chair for the Futuristic World Health Organization (WHO) at JHUMUNC 2018! I’m incredibly excited to welcome you all to JHUMUNC, as this year’s conference is poised to be the best one yet. Before I get to the specifics of the committee, I’ll give you a bit of background about myself.
Currently, I’m a Junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering here at Johns Hopkins University. Aside from JHUMUNC, I’m involved with Hopkins Admissions and research in at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.
Born in Dallas, Texas, I’ve been involved in Model UN since I was a freshman in high school, having participated as a delegate and a chair in multiple conferences, a few being outside the US. Ever since I stepped foot in my first Model UN conference, I knew that this was something I’d be doing for a long time because of how much I enjoyed every part of the experience.
While there are many aspects about Model UN I love, my favorite is the problem solving involved with tackling the real problems and struggles that we as a society face today. With the current state of the world, it’s incredibly important for all of us to understand what is happening and brainstorm ways to fix it. Furthermore, the experiences and memories that Model UN offers are priceless. It’s these characteristics of Model UN I aim for the WHO to provide to you as delegates, for you all to enjoy Model UN in the same way I have and hopefully come out of JHUMUNC set on returning next year.
In terms of committee topics, we will be focusing on two specific areas:
1. Global response to the emergence of an antibiotic resistant infection.
2. Ethical issues surrounding forced treatment for re-emergence of previously eradicated communicable diseases.
I believe these topics offer the chance for great debate while also dealing with various economic and political points of view. As delegates, you should remember that there are two keys to success to solving the issues and keeping debate interesting: adhering to your country’s policies throughout committee sessions and working well with other members of the committee, especially in forming larger groups. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.