The World Health Organization's mission is to promote international well-being through universal coverage, response to health emergencies, and health support for vulnerable communities. The WHO works to address social determinants of health, identify and manage health risks and emergencies, and develop infrastructure for the improvement of sustainable and accessible public health systems and services.
In this committee, delegates will develop emergency policy for future public health crises, using the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study, and tackle issues of health infrastructure in urban areas, particularly among marginalized communities.
Jess has been a part of MUN since starting high school and cares about encouraging learning, writing, and debate about a diversity of world social issues and initiatives. Outside of MUN, Jess enjoys watercolor painting, playing guitar, and downloading biochemistry papers to read "later". She looks forward to a lively discussion on global health affairs as Co-Director of the WHO committee!
Pursuing an avid interest in international affairs, Katerina first joined Model United Nations in 2016. Seeing it as a haven for constructive debate, problem- solving, and youth engagement on important global issues, Katerina has continued to participate in both high school and university-level MUN conferences in Canada and abroad.