AMWHO is an authentic simulation of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Students assume the roles of a variety of actors and engage in debates and discussion on global health challenges.
At conferences, undergraduate and graduate students will assume the roles of WHO ambassadors, non-governmental organization members, media correspondents, or industry representatives. In regional blocs, delegates debate, write, and ultimately vote on a resolution that aims to address the global public health challenge and theme of the conference. If the resolution passes, it will go to plenary, where all of the regional blocs come together to debate and vote again on each region’s resolutions. Final resolutions that pass will be sent to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Beyond debate, AMWHO at UNC is an amazing opportunity to hear from experts in global public health! Throughout the conference, students will have access to renowned professors from the Gillings School of Global Public Health and public health professions from the Triangle from a wide variety disciplines. Students will hear from and talk to these guest speakers at the banquet, opening and closing ceremonies, and a lunch and learn event. UNC Campus Affairs events will take place several times per semester. These events are a great opportunity to learn about and discuss key public health issues. Examples of events include guest lectures, speaker panels, and disaster response simulations. Find out when upcoming events are by subscribing to the listserv and checking our Facebook page.