Montreal World Health Organization Simulation 2018
The Montreal World Health Organization Simulation (MonWHO) is an annual 3-day conference hosted in Montreal simulating the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) which takes place in Geneva each year. At MonWHO, participants assume the role of a country's ambassador to the WHO, a non-governmental organization representative, pharmaceutical representative, private corporation representative, academic expert, or journalist, and work with their peers to develop resolution papers that address the different global health themes chosen every year.
The main objective of this conference is to acquaint students with the role of the WHO while providing them with an opportunity to play a proactive role in global health policy. The conference brings together students from a wide range of disciplines to discuss global health issues in a setting similar to the World Health Assembly. MonWHO'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.
The 2018 edition of MonWHO, held on March 16th-18th at the Delta Hotel in downtown Montreal, will have the theme "Health Crises" and will feature 9 unique, action-filled crisis committees. In addition, the conference will feature various speakers and workshops on different aspects of global health, with the opportunity for participants to network with global health professionals. The 9 committees are the following: 1) HIV/AIDS Crisis, 1980s, 2) Tuberculosis and Antibiotic Resistance, 3) Malaria in Africa Today, 4) The Black Plague, 5) Cholera, 6) The Obesity Epidemic, 7) Le Désastre de Fukushima (French/English bilingual committee), 8) The Day Humanity Was Almost Wiped Out - Mystery Epidemic, 9) The Spanish Flu.
Sydney Groen & Nina de Murat
MonWHO 2018 Co-Chargées D'Affaires