We are delighted to announce the 2nd London Model World Health Organisation Simulation!
The success of last year’s inaugural London Model World Health Organization Simulation brought together 60+ students and young professionals from all over the world to discuss and write policies on the theme of “Global Mental Health”.
The 2018 Conference will continue to bring together students and young professionals from multiple disciplines to debate and develop policy within the field of global health, turning their multiple skills of journalism, medicine, law, international development, and public health into this year’s theme: “Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents”. We anticipate our selected delegates will make international connections, both socially and academically, by taking part in this exciting, 3-day simulation, based in the beautiful city of London amongst the rich public health history of LSHTM’s Keppel Street location. Whether one is brand new to the concept of health policy or a seasoned researcher/policy-maker, we encourage all to apply for what is sure to be the start of a tradition of stimulating conversation and the creation sustainable policies for years to come.
Please find the conference schedule here.
LonWHO 2018 Media Coverage
The main objective of LonWHO 2018 was to generate innovative and feasible resolutions to be sent to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland surrounding this year’s theme, “Improving the Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents”.
Throughout the various sessions that occurred during LonWHO 2018, the media played an important role in reporting the proceedings and providing commentary on the happenings of the simulation in the different sessions to the general public and to other delegates. This places these delegates in a position of distinct influence.
Media delegates produce breaking news and in-depth journalism in a variety of media. They act as real journalists, traveling from committee to committee, competing to break the news first, dealing with crises, posting updates at any time, and utilizing all forms of media available to get their message across, from Twitter to video to full-length articles.
Though media (journalists) don’t participate directly in the conference’s discussions, they can still influence the final resolution papers through the media, as countries and organisations formulate their own strategies according to the news and rumours of negotiations and deals. Throughout this weekend, media coverage has been segmented into three main pages (links above!). Additional coverage from these organizations can be viewed by visiting @LonWHO on Twitter or reviewing the hashtags: #LonWHO2018 #WCAHealth #LonWHO across social media.