World Health Organisation (WHO)
The World Health Organisation was founded under its 1948 Constitution with the goal to connect nations to promote healthier lives, coordinate health emergency response, and serve the vulnerable. WHO’s supreme body of decision-making is the World Health Assembly, which is participated in by all Member States, and the Executive Board that carries its policies to action. WHO is funded by assessed contribution from Member States as well as voluntary contributions from its partners. The Independent Expert Oversight Advisory Committee and The Office of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics advise and promote transparency within WHO respectively.
Topic 1: Implementing Measures to Promote Gender Equality In Healthcare Systems
The World Health Organisation has recently published a series of papers on “Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities”, analysing progress made towards the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform For Action on Women, as well as emerging gender inequities in the present-day health sector. Delegates may discuss points under this agenda such as reinforcing health systems to eliminate sexual harassment and violence in the female health workforce, confer about the existence of male bias in diagnostics and vaccine and drug development, and the question of promoting bodily autonomy in healthcare decisions.
Topic 2: COVID-19 Recovery and Preparing For Future Pandemics