World Health Organization: Pandemic WHO

GROUP: Hybrid

  • Topic A: Spread of Infectious Diseases

TOPIC A Spread of Infectious Diseases



  • Cameron Bernstein
  • Ting Ting Shi
Email Committee Chair

The World Health Organization (WHO) has its roots in the International Sanitary Conferences, a series of meetings beginning in 1851 that coordinated responses to cholera and other diseases plaguing society. Its purview has expanded beyond combatting disease to encompass all the the facets of international public health including reproductive and sexual health, nutrition, the process of aging, occupational health, and addiction.The focus of the WHO for MUNUC 32 will be a Pandemic. Delegates will come together to debate the best responses to all stages of a pandemic, looking at how to prevent, identify, contain, combat, and follow up on diseases that can reach pandemic proportions. As a hybrid committee, WHO will challenge delegates to formulate proper international and national responses to pandemic diseases through traditional parliamentary debate and through adapted crisis procedure and note sending. In our globalized world, to combat highly communicable diseases in any nation is more than act of empathy towards a fellow human, it is a form of self defense.


Committee Members

  •  United States
  •  Afghanistan
  •  Brazil
  •  Cameroon
  •  Canada
  •  Chile
  •  China
  •  Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  •  Costa Rica
  •  Dominican Republic
  •  Ecuador
  •  Egypt
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Haiti
  •  India
  •  Indonesia
  •  Iraq
  •  Israel
  •  Italy
  •  Jamaica
  •  Japan
  •  Jordan
  •  Kenya
  •  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  •  Korea, Republic of
  •  Libya
  •  Mexico
  •  Morocco
  •  Nigeria
  •  Pakistan
  •  Peru
  •  Panama
  •  Philippines
  •  Romania
  •  Russian Federation
  •  Rwanda
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  South Africa
  •  Sudan
  •  Sweden
  •  Tanzania, United Republic of
  •  Thailand
  •  Turkey
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Vietnam