- January 11-13, 2013 from 8:00pm to 5:00pm
On January 11th-13th, UTIHP hosts Ontario Model World Health Organization conference at Hart House!
The OMWHO Conference is a new undertaking by UTIHP that aims to simulate General Assembly committee sessions held by the WHO to address issues of global health.
The OMWHO Conference hopes to foster an atmosphere of global health awareness and inspire students to become active members of the global health community. The conference will offer an opportunity for the delegates to exercise their skills of diplomacy, negotiation, and networking, while gaining insight into local, international, political and social forces that inform international health issues. No prior experience is necessary.
This year’s conference theme is “Maintaining Sustainable Healthcare and Wellness with Population Growth”. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than three billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic–religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality.
Today, nearly one billion people still suffer from chronic hunger even though the Green Revolution that has fed billions will soon come to an end due to the diminishing availability of its main ingredients–oil and water. Compounded with our ravenous appetite for natural resources, population growth is putting an unprecedented burden on the life system we all depend on, as we refuse to face the fact that more people equals more problems. Malnutrition and the fight for resources are proving to be barriers in creating and implementing sustainable healthcare systems around the world.
Our main discussion will be centred on “Population, Consumption and Human Wellbeing”. It will elaborate on how countries around the world can maintain a proper healthcare system for their citizens in the midst of obstacles emerging from the increasing population growth and whether the World Health Organization can create a contingency plan.