Letter from the Chair

Hey delegates,

First and foremost, I'd like to thank all of you who’ve chosen to participate in the World Health Organization committee this year. My name is Zainab, and I will be your chair for this committee. I'm super-duper excited to get to know y'all this year and I can't wait to see what you guys bring to the table in terms of solutions. A little bit about me is that I am a sophomore/junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio, I am a nursing major and I always seek out ways to better my understanding of the healthcare field. Of all the hot healthcare topics going on surrounding the ongoing pandemic, it is a topic I hope to help you all escape from for the time being. Both topics that will be discussed are topics that are not talked about enough in underdeveloped nations so I hope to see what you can pull together between yourselves.

My history with model United Nations is that I joined (on accident), the teacher at my high school that was in charge of the HAMUN conference also headed the French symposium and confused me with the dates for interest meetings, so I ended up going to the HAMUN one first and I was hooked. At the first conference, I loved the atmosphere and the people there, so I just kept coming back, and year after year I participated in committees all throughout my high school career, and last year, I was a virtual vice-chair.

Another thing, I do want to apologize for the extreme delay, I’ve also hit a bunch of life milestones this past semester that I will be glad to share with y'all during the conference. Because of that, I did do my best to compile a bunch of information that I want y'all to try and incorporate into your papers. It is definitely something I want you to use as a reference point if you can, but I can't wait to see what yall come up with this year!

Yours Truly,
Zainab Lawal
University of Texas at San Antonio | Class of 2024
Houston Area Model U.N. | WHO Chair
Email: Zainab.lawal@my.utsa.edu 


Committee Topics

  • Allocation and access to limited medical supplies
  • Affordable mental health care


Zainab Lawal