ParisWHO will officially be held on November 16-18.
Registrations are now closed.
The Paris World Health Organization Simulation (ParisWHO) is a 3-day student-led conference hosted in beautiful Paris, France by members of the Secretariat & EHESP. As the hub of all public health networks, this annual event will be the third of its kind in Paris and will follow the configuration of a traditional World Health Organization simulation.
With the idea to gather students & young professionals from all over the world with various academic and professional disciplines, ParisWHO aims to introduce and educate students with the realistic roles of a WHO World Health Assembly meeting. This event will provide participants with an opportunity that goes beyond classroom teachings or literature based research projects in global health policy. ParisWHO simulation fills a gap in our public health education, while also serving as a call to health professionals and students from other fields to become proactive in global health policy
A simulation of a WHO World Health Assembly meeting aims to:
- Mimic the political, social, cultural and economic realities defining global health policy
- Target (but not limited to) future health professionals; open to students from a plethora of diverse programs
- Encourage interprofessional education
- Prepare delegates to take on the role of a country, important individual, reporter, company or NGO representative
In which they will..
- Debate, discuss, and write up a legislation (known as a “resolution”) while staying true to their role
- Forward voted resolutions, collected by IFMSA and sent to the WHO headquarters for consideration
How will you BENEFIT ?
- Gain a fresh perspective on global health issues through the lens of each country discussed at the conference
- Reveal economic, social, cultural, and political context surrounding global health issues
- Learn to read and write global health policies and develop leadership, public speaking and organizational skills
- Grasp crucial skills essential to global health diplomacy:
- i.e. country fact based knowledge, knowing one’s allies and ‘enemies’, body language, good interpersonal skills, etc..
- Opportunity to hear from individuals at the forefront of global health policy via speakers and workshops at the conference
- Produce a resolution by the end of the conference
- REAL ANSWERS TO REAL PROBLEMS
- Documents collected by IFMSA and sent to WHO for consideration