By Leonie Friedrich
Being part of the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organisation (WHO) aims to achieve its main target of the highest possible level of health worldwide.
During EuroMUN 2018, the delegates of the WHO will discuss and negotiate about Organ Trafficking and Anti-biotic resistance. These topics are not only based on health policies but require knowledge about history, geography demography, political systems and the economy as well.
Organ Trafficking is a worldwide problem, which finds its roots in the black markets. While most first world countries show a high demand, only people from third world countries sell part of their bodies. During the negotiations, which also involve ethic aspects, the focus lies on how to profit from the legal infrastructure at hand most effectively. Being realistic, it seems impossible to control the black market completely. However, it is of great importance to ensure at least a sufficient treatment for donators. It is the role of the WHO to develop a framework, which is applicable for every country.
Anti-biotic Resistance has an immense influence on the global health system. Today, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs more and more frequently, in other words, standard treatments do not have the desired success any longer. Now it is the responsibility of the WHO to establish a framework for an adequate usage of antibiotics and to find a solution to minimize the rising AMR.
The WHO follows a common target, yet, heated debates are to expect, and it will be interesting to see the final outcome of the negotiations.