Letter from the Executive Directors

Dear Prospective Delegates,

It is with great excitement and privilege to invite you to the 11th annual Montreal World Health Organization Simulation (MonWHO) being held from March 24th to 26th, 2017. As this year’s Co-Executive Directors, we lead a very diverse and distinguished Secretariat. With members from multiple faculties, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, our Secretariat mirrors the diversity our conference attracts. This year we are dedicated to not only providing you with the best conference yet, but also ensuring the longevity and growth of MonWHO in the future.

Every year, MonWHO serves an important role in raising awareness and fostering lively debate on a pertinent global health issue. The conference was developed with the idea in mind that it would provide participants with an opportunity to step out into the world as citizen of the global village while discussing health issues in a political, social, and economic context. Delegates can assume the role of country, pharmaceutical, NGO, or journalist representatives to the WHO and work with their peers to develop resolution papers that address the theme of the conference.

This year’s theme is Sexual Health, which will challenge our delegates to reexamine how we explore sexual health issues and how we might consider the multiple determinants that must be addressed when looking at these issues. Our theme challenges the conventional and conservative and strives to stimulate discussion about a critical global health topic that is often insufficiently discussed. Debate will revolve around sexual health topics such as family planning, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections, and marginalized communities.

MonWHO prides itself on attracting students from a plethora of fields; the interdisciplinary background and diverse perspectives of our participants that hail from across Canada, the United States, and abroad contribute to the success of MonWHO each year. All participants share a passion for global health and a strong desire to improve the well-being of those around them. We are proud to offer our delegates a chance to gain the confidence and connections that allow them to further engage in improving the health outcomes of those in their community and world.

We cannot wait to meet all of our delegates and staff this year, and be a part of a stimulating global health debate!

Sincerely,

Aliya Bery and Ga Eun Lee