WHO Day 1

The delegates of the World Health Organization began debate today faced with the challenge of remediating the high rates of maternal mortality in areas of conflict. Initial solutions proposed suggested the formation of safehouses and refugee camps, as well as task forces comprised of doctors and other trained professionals who would provide medical aid in conflict areas. The delegate of Austria proposed the formation of the Maternal Outreach Program, which introduces midwives and gynecologists into an area of conflict to provide safer and more efficient medical services to women. Concerns were raised regarding the threat to indigenous medical bodies and procedures, as well as to the safety of those entering conflict areas riddled with war and terrorism. In order for the delegates to effectively resolve this pressing issue, they must find a way to implement these programs while ensuring the protection of involved parties and the local medical institutions.