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World Health Organization

Topic A: Food Fights - Malnutrtion
Topic B: Protecting Health from Climate Risks

Chair: Karthik Meiyappan

Director: Erika Vasant

Dear Delegates,

 

Welcome to the World Health Organization! I cannot wait to share our April weekend together working to solve some of the greatest issues facing our generation and the future of humans.

I’m currently a sophomore at U Miami studying Microbiology and Immunology, as well as Political Science. I am on the pre-med track and am in the Honors Program in Medicine, which is a 7-year combined undergrad and medical school program with Miller School of Medicine. I would like to earn a dual degree – a BS in Microbiology and a BA in Political Science, and additionally pursue a MD/MPH dual degree through Miller’s dual program. Though I’m originally from Seattle, I enrolled in Miami when I realized that there was a sun behind those pesky clouds.

I have been a member of Miami’s Model UN team since the beginning of my freshman year. I have served as the Under-Secretary General of Administration and Policy for MICSUN V, the Chief of Staff for MICSUN IV, and a chair of the exploratory committee for the proposed college conference at Miami, 305MUN. While I have prior chairing experience, this will be my first time chairing a committee at MICSUN. Outside of MUN, I am a member of U Miami Tufaan, an acapella group, do research at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and tutor in subjects associated with STEM.

I am excited to unite my passions for Model UN and health in our discussion of malnutrition and unsafe surgeries. These topics are becoming increasingly important as our world experiences more inequality and the effects of climate change. It is my hope that what you learn in this committee will be interesting and relevant to you in years to come.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you have about the topics, committee procedure, or anything else. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!

 

Best,

Karthik Meiyappan

Chair, World Health Organization

Under-Secretary General of Administration and Policy

Miami International Conference for the Simulation of the United Nations

kpm17@miami.edu

Erika Vasant

Director, World Health Organization

Under-Secretary General of Business

Miami International Conference for the Simulation of the United Nations

erv14@miami.edu

From the chair