World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.
In October 2017, The Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) launched a renewed strategy for cholera control to support countries in the implementation of cholera control plans, based on multisectoral interventions targeting cholera hotspots. Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) can play an important role in outbreak prevention and control, and in long term control of cholera.
Health service delivery systems that are safe, accessible, high quality, people-centred, and integrated are critical for moving towards universal health coverage. Service delivery systems are responsible for providing health services for patients, persons, families, communities and populations in general, and not only care for patients. While patient-centred care is commonly understood as focusing on the individual seeking care (the patient), people-centred care encompasses these clinical encounters and also includes attention to the health of people in their communities and their crucial role in shaping health policy and health services.
This committee is apt for both experienced and inexperienced delegates.
Agenda Item 1:Eradication of Cholera Vaccines
Agenda Item 2: Strengthening National Health Emergency and Disaster Management Capacities and Resilience of Health Systems.
Under Secretary General: Massih Bayat