WHO

World Health Organization

Committee Description

World Health Organization (WHO) was established in 1948 and its headquarters are located in Geneva. WHO is a member of United Nations Development Group. It supports the efforts of nations at sustaining affordable health services for epidemic public health concerns.

WHO pursues to provide treatments for communicable diseases including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and non-communicable diseases including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke, which are the extensive cause of more than 70% deaths in the world. WHO strives to provide assistance to member states on implementing and assessing national health policies with appropriate norms set by the WHO. In the interim, the organization focuses on raising public awareness towards contagious and malicious health issues and facilitating provision of services for improving nutrition.

Recently, WHO has been playing a vital role in the research regarding the current spread of the Zika virus, as well as helping local people around the world with their health defects that has occurred because of 2016’s El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)’s strong effects.

Agenda

Combating the contagion of Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Minimizing the health impacts of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

Increasing the availability and funding of public health care in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Naz Kayın
Combating the contagion of Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Report 2 by Yasemin Germiyanlıgil
Minimizing the health impacts of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
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Report 3 by Naz Kayın, Yasemin Germiyanıgil
Increasing the availability of public health care.
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