The Head Chair for the Health Committee is Hattie
The Co-Chair is ... and the Guest Chair is ...
As your head chair, I am greatly looking forward to hosting this collection of debates in the Health committee. Although medicine advances each year, the jury is out on whether there is a positive correlation between this and Global Health. Arguably the most visible case of this is the rapid growth in antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Through this debate it will be interesting to explore the different ways in which this highly prevalent issue can be targeted, if in fact it can have any solution at all. What I believe to be the most engaging area of health is medical ethics. To what extent is circumcision different to FGM? Is it different at all? Is it possible to justify male circumcision without somewhat justifying FGM? There is a fine line between the need to accept and appreciate culture and the need to intervene in the name of ethics. I am excited to hear the debate on this issue and see where the line is to be drawn. Finally, the overall issue of stigma is one which is hugely important in every aspect of modern life and is often unfounded with detrimental impacts on mental health. HIV and AIDS are increasingly treatable and as such stigmas surrounding them are increasingly unjustifiable. I am fascinated by the views of different countries on such issues and anticipate an excellent standard of debate in our committee. Take the time to delve into your country’s takes on these issues before the conference starts, read over the briefing papers and get ready for a great weekend!
The Issue of Antibiotic Resistance as a Threat to Global Health
The Issue of Stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS
The Issue of Female and Male Genital Mutilation
Briefing Papers will be made available at a later date once chairs have been selected.
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