The Montreal World Health Organization Simulation (MonWHO) is an annual 3-day conference hosted in Montreal simulating the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) which takes place in Geneva each year. Like the World Health Assembly, where health challenges, goals, and tasks of WHO member states are discussed, at MonWHO, participants assume the role of a country’s ambassador to the WHO, a non-governmental organization representative, a pharmaceutical representative or a journalist, and work with their peers to develop resolution papers that address the different global health theme chosen every year.
The main objective of this conference is to acquaint students with the role of the WHO while providing them with an opportunity to play a proactive role in global health policy. The conference brings together students from a wide range of disciplines to discuss global health issues in a setting similar to the World Health Assembly. MonWHO’s founder recognized the importance of developing inter-professional relationships in order to develop a deeper understanding of health and more sustainable solutions to its problems. We are very proud to welcome students from all educational backgrounds to our conference.