The MUN World Health Organization Society is a growing community of students volunteering to facilitate meaningful learning opportunities for individuals passionate about global health. We are a student group ratified under the Undergraduate Student’s Union at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).
The goal of our conference is to acquaint students with the role of the WHO while providing them an opportunity to play a proactive role in global health policy. Participants assume the role of a country’s ambassador to the WHO and work with their peers to develop resolution papers that address the different global health theme chosen every year. MUN WHO’s founder recognized the importance of developing inter-professional relationships in order to develop a deeper understanding of health and more sustainable solutions to its problems. We are very proud to welcome students from all educational backgrounds to our conference.
With the generous support from our community and partners, including the MUN Faculty of Medicine, we will be hosting the second World Health Organization (WHO) Simulation Conference from March 2nd to 4th, 2018. By giving local students this unique opportunity to engage in an informed discourse about global health, we hope to facilitate knowledge and spark discussion among current and future leaders.
More than 70 delegates aged 18-29 from various academic and professional backgrounds are expected to attend this conference. Delegates will assume the role of a country’s ambassador to the WHO, and work with their peers to develop resolution papers that address challenges related to global burden of acute and critical health issues and care. Through this, the MUN WHO Conference offers participants the opportunity to step into the world as the citizens of a global village while proposing collaborative solutions in a simulated, yet complex, political, social and economic context.