World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a United Nations agency with the mandate of international public health, including responding to global health emergencies and eradication of disease.

Topic 1: Review of pandemic management post COVID-19

     As the international community concentrates their efforts to subdue the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation about the coronavirus and various government management strategies continue to run rampant. The effectiveness of pandemic management efforts is deeply enmeshed with the spread of misinformation, now even more so with the intervention of powerhouse nations in shaping public opinion. Delegates will discuss strategies to identify the inefficiencies of pandemic management strategies and put forward constructive reforms to existing measures, in order to improve future global pandemic response.

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Topic 2: Technology and artificial intelligence in healthcare

Many industries have come to believe that the integration of technology is a necessary course of action to continuously stay competitive. The healthcare sector embraces this principle especially through the use of big data and AI technology to complement the work of professionals. However, technological adoption in healthcare is not without its own set of problems and grey areas. Delegates will discuss the various legal and ethical concerns associated with technology and AI, especially in the areas of data security and privacy. Another pertinent point of contention would be the ownership of responsibility in the event of medical or technical complications and the liability for such incidents. Delegates will also debate on the enforceability of regulations and international standards, including standardising data protection processes.

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