World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health and was established on 7 April 1948. Every year representatives of 194 member states attend to World Health Assembly in order to achieve the two main goals of WHO: helping countries to improve their health system by building up infrastructure especially manpower, institutions and services for the individual community and fighting diseases and preventing them from spreading. Lack of a global health care structure is causing 100 million people to be pushed into extreme poverty because they have to pay for health care. Even though all UN member states came to an agreement to try to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030 there has been no concrete steps to achieve it. People have a right to live and a right to have access to medical treatment. Therefore, they deserve affordable and quality health services. Establishing a global health care structure has utmost importance both in WHO and UN. Yemen is facing an ongoing crisis by all means since 2015. Over 18 million people are in need of humanitarian aid and over 14 million people have no access to health care services. Approximately 300 health facilities have been destroyed and over 14 million people lack access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services. It is a major medical turmoil, requiring a quick but solid response.
Agenda Item 1:
Establishing a possible global health care structure
Agenda Item 2:
Addressing the situation in Yemen in medical aspects