WHAT IS GH WHA SIM?
Using a World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA) simulation, modelled on the WHA as the WHO’s supreme decision-making body held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, the GH WHA SIM aims to provide students with state-of-the-art simulation-based experiential learning experience in global health in order to enhance and support knowledge and skills around collaborative governance approaches involving multi-sectoral and multi-jurisdictional global challenges.
Taking place each year, the conference provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about global health issues and develop skills in collaboration, public speaking, debate, diplomacy, and policy writing.
I am excited to announce the development of the inaugural Model World Health Assembly Simulation in Toronto, Canada, aimed at fostering a cooperative approach in creating engaging, enjoyable, and as close to real-life experiences as possible.
The goal of this simulation is to provide a unique platform for students, academics, and professionals in the health and humanitarian sectors to come together, exchange ideas, and engage in informed discussions on pressing global health issues. Through the simulation, participants will have the opportunity to experience the complexities of international diplomacy, negotiation, and decision-making that are integral to shaping global health policy.
As the founder of this initiative, I believe that the Model World Health Assembly Simulation will help bridge the gap between academia and practice by providing a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity for participants. It will also serve as a valuable networking and collaboration platform, connecting individuals with a shared interest in global health.
In developing this simulation, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community, representative of the global health landscape. We will prioritize working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to ensure that the simulation reflects the diversity of our world.
Our team is dedicated to providing a high-quality simulation that accurately reflects real-world scenarios, while also providing a fun and engaging experience. We will leverage the latest technologies and methodologies to create an immersive and interactive experience that will leave participants feeling energized and empowered.
Finally, I want to express my gratitude to our partners and sponsors, whose support has been critical in making this simulation a reality. We look forward to continuing to work with them and with all of you to create a successful and impactful Model World Health Assembly Simulation.