World Health Organization
The WHO coordinates global action on the most pressing health emergencies and international heath initiatives. Its responsibilities include identifying potential diseases and research areas, evaluating the healthcare systems in member states, and setting the norms by which health action is conducted. Diseases threaten the development and lives of millions every day and the WHO undertakes risk assessments, sets strategies and provides critical technical guidance, supplies and financial resources to member states affected by these types of crises.
The WHO also deals with malnutrition and substance abuse within its portfolio so delegates will have to be ready to respond to a great deal of health needs while balancing the continued action critical for development.
Arushna Thaenmathy and Simran Dhaliwal
The Question of Mental Health in Long Term Humanitarian Emergencies
The Question of Genetic Modification as a Solution to Global Health Needs