WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Chair: NEELESH MANANDHAR
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 150 (DOUBLE DELEGATION)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes public health around the world. Its priorities range from communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases, nutritional to occupational health, and more. More broadly, it seeks to combat the impact of disease, not just biomedically but also economically and socially.
WHO Disease Coverage
background guide COMING SOON
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for Press Corps are as follows. Delegates will gain:
Awareness of WHO's role in the global health system, including providing leadership and shaping the research agenda
An understanding of how different regions of the world are often exposed to a variety of public health issues, and how each region must implement policies to regional crises differently
Knowledge of the various determinants of health inequity (such as political systems, cultural beliefs, and economic & healthcare structures) and how this will impact policies put into place
About the Chair
Neelesh Manandhar is a member of the Georgetown Class of 2022 in the Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences. Although originally from Huntsville, AL, he has begun to call DC home and majors in Environmental Biology and English. When he isn't singing, reading trashy magazines, or climbing trees (big botany fan here) he occasionally dabbles in international relations, especially when they relate to medicine. Outside of Model UN, he is an Army ROTC Cadet and works at Georgetown's Mosquito Lab as well as the Medical School Morgue, and participates in GU272, GUSA Advocacy Team, and, most importantly, his Gregorian Chant Group. And, of course, he can't wait to meet y'all!