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The World Health Organization is one of the primary international medical bodies. As a specialized agency of the United Nations, WHO is responsible for improving global medical systems, providing guidance and information on diseases and public health issues, creating model plans for medical systems and emergency situations, and setting the global health agenda. WHO’s goal is to ensure healthy futures for all global citizens by promoting healthy lifestyles and combatting diseases.


Topic A: Sustainable Healthcare Models for Aging Populations

The world around us has begun a subtle, yet dramatic, aging process which most countries have yet to address. Several countries across the globe do not have adequate healthcare systems or facilities to care for their elderly, and with the increase in senior populations becoming inevitable, precautions must be taken.

Topic B: Mitigating Risk Factors of Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Chronic respiratory diseases continue to peak in countries around the world, despite the existence of preventative and treatment options. New regulations regarding workplace pollutants and indoor pollutants must be put in place in hopes of solving this lethal problem.

Topic C: Addressing the Resurgence of Cholera in Sub-Saharan Africa

Although previously dealt with and eradicated in many parts of the world, cholera has made a staggering comeback in sub-saharan Africa. The continuous environmental factors and poor irrigation across the region is keeping this disease alive and suppressing the local communities.


Ethan Zinser, WHO Chair

1. ) Use three adjectives to describe yourself.

Wack, Lively, Optimal

2.) What kind of food would you be? Why?

Onion. Onions have layers, Ethan has layers.

3.) What is your Favorite SHSMUN memory?

My favorite SHSMUN memory would probably be advocating for an increase in production of Norwegian Salmon on a global scale. Even if it was a mock debate, still one of the best things I've presented to a committee.

4.) What is your 2019 anthem?

Home- Vince Staples

5.)What's your favorite quote?

"Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. Or should I say, have." - Thanos