The World Health Organization (WHO) is the UN body responsible for international public health. The committee was founded in April 1948, when diplomats came together with plans to set up a global health organization. Since its inception, WHO has been a leading force in the fight to bring awareness to causes of pressing health issues, and in the elimination of deadly viruses and diseases. 

Additionally, WHO strives to teach the importance of personal hygiene and healthy lifestyles to residents of developing countries, in order to increase the standard of public health. WHO is also responsible for the World Health report; a leading publication relating to global health.

WHO offers the traditional Model United Nations experience for delegates of all experience levels. Position papers are recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page. 

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to who@cahsmun.org.

The WHO committee will participate in Summit A - more information about the Summit program can be found here


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Jan Lim | Director
Entering her senior year as an International Baccalaureate student at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Jan Lim is passionate about public speaking and humanitarian issues. Compelled by the dynamism of world events, Jan’s interest in current affairs was sparked by her years of participation within the Model United Nations community. Outside of her responsibilities as a staff member and delegate at various conferences, Janserves as her school’s Student Council President. She is furthermore the Executive Director of Starts With One Vancouver, a federally registered non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating British Columbia’s child poverty crisis. Her interests and hobbies include volleyball, track and field, painting and community volunteerism. Further intrigued by the intricacies and weaknesses of our modern day health systems, Jan is honoured to be serving as Director to CAHSMUN 2017’s World Health Organization Committee. She wishes all delegates in attendance of CAHSMUN 2017 a fantastic experience.

Alvin Tsuei | Chair
Alvin is currently in Grade 12 at St. George’s School, and is ecstatic to serve as the Chair of the World Health Organization! After his first conference five years ago, he instantly fell in love with the intensity and professionalism of MUN. Outside of MUN, Alvin can be found learning new (albeit dead) languages in his futile attempt to become a polyglot, singing various national anthems, and exploring the city to fulfill his unlimited appetite for desserts. Alvin is in a sleep-deprived state of excitement for a fantastic weekend of diplomacy, compromise, and fierce debating, and hopes that CAHSMUN 2017 will be an unforgettable experience for all delegates!

Felicity Bao | Chair
Felicity is currently a senior at Crofton House School and is delighted to be serving as a chair for this year's World Health Organization. After much persuasion from her friends, Felicity attended her first conference in ninth grade, and since then, has been a fervent participant in club meetings and various conferences. When she is not immersed in all things MUN-related, Felicity can be found coaching ice skating or triple jumping to her heart's content. In her free time, she enjoys watching Korean dramas, reading the latest Stephen King novel, and keeping up with Taiwanese news. She looks forward to a weekend of lively debate and to working with everyone at CAHSMUN 2017!