WHO

World Health Organization

President: Aretxa Abaunza Díaz de León

Chair: 

Topic A) Strategies to prioritize mental health due to the climate change in response to the adversities caused by the crisis in Asia.

​Topic B) Measures to reduce the adverse health effects of the tobacco industry on the Republic of Zimbabwe citizens to reduce their percentage of yearly casualties.

Background and powers of the committee

Interested in the health of human beings, focused in the environment around the world and guided by science, the World Health Organization (WHO) is recognized by their remarkable global efforts of providing the most dignified chance of living and health conditions for all people regardless their differences, such as gender, religious beliefs, traditions, race or conditions, either social or economic. Since 1948, WHO has been the official agency in the United Nations in charge of promoting the highest standard of health to all of its Member States. Nowadays, the Organization works in more than 150 locations across six regions, and has 194 countries that form part of the world’s response to handle health emergencies, as well as to extend medical knowledge to develop pharmaceuticals and provide equal access to them. A singular role is played by WHO in leading the global health systems since it produces technical guidelines and tools to prevent and treat diseases, furthermore it acts as a country-level convener with an unparalleled level of trust.

Faculties:
 

  • Promotes international health threatened by outbreaks of emerging and epidemic diseases;
  • Strengthens health systems to act as a low-income reduction strategy, with appropriate structure to collect vital statistics and provide access to essential medicines;
  • Uses information to set standards, formulate evidence-based policy options and monitor global health developments;
  • Enhance alliances to encourage member states to align their ongoing reforms by guiding them to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.