We are so excited to welcome you to the 2019 American Mock World Health Organization International Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 5-7th, 2019! As the second American Mock World Health Organization chapter found in the United States, our Emory University chapter is incredibly excited to be hosting the sixth annual international conference this year.
Atlanta is a hub for public and global health, beginning with Emory University and our own Rollins School of Public Health. We are also home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center founded by former President Jimmy Carter, and the Task Force for Global Health. In this health resource-rich environment, we hope that our delegates and conference attendees feel supported and encouraged to develop creative solutions to challenging multi-level world health problems.
We are thrilled to announce that the theme for the 2019 International Conference is Breaking the Stigma: Sexual and Reproductive Health. Our goal with this conference is to bring together a diverse group of delegates, professionals, and speakers to develop skills in public health diplomacy and develop resolutions from the perspective of WHO member states. Conference attendees are also encouraged to take on the roles of non-governmental organizations, global media organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and UN agencies for this year’s conference.
In today’s social and political climate, sexual and reproductive health is a topic which we believe is of utmost importance for discussion. With different individuals, countries, and regions having a different idea on exigent topics and areas to consider in public policy, we hope that participating in this discussion will allow you to view this debatable topic from new and interesting angles and develop innovative worldwide resolutions. To elaborate on the theme, the conference will focus upon several sub-themes which are explained further in the theme brief.
We would like to thank the AMWHO National Nonprofit Board of Directors, National Advisory Board, and our Conference Executive Board for all of their hard work. Their time and effort is truly what made this conference possible. We would also like to thank Emory University for hosting and allowing us to hold this conference on their campus in the cultural hub of Atlanta.
We hope that you are as inspired by this topic as we are and we cannot wait to welcome you to our campus in just a few months!
Rohan Yarlagadda is a senior at Emory University, majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. AMWHO, formed at the intersection of his passions in both healthcare and public policy, has been a large part of Rohan’s undergraduate career and he often cites it as having catalyzed his personal and professional growth. He loves that this organization provides a platform for people to discuss pressing global health issues! An avid writer and musician as well, Rohan enjoys creative expressions and can often be found with a book or an instrument when time permits! He also has a habit of making bad puns whenever possible and has probably watched every TV show you’ve ever seen. Rohan is really excited for AMWHO’s bright future and looks forward to seeing you all at the next annual international conference!Close
Nivedita is currently a senior at Emory University, pursuing a double major in economics and human health. She is passionate about understanding and working to create solutions for issues of global health disparities. Nivedita is very excited to share her interests in encouraging health care accessibility and improving community health outcomes from an international perspective with other delegates through the AMWHO 2019 International Conference.Close
Aneesha is a junior at Emory University double majoring in Chemistry and Sociology. She plans on pursuing a career in Medicine and Health Policy after her undergraduate education. Growing up in a small town in central Pennsylvania with immigrant parents allowed her to foster the ability to not only view issues within her small community but also on a global scale. Her strong interest in the social and life sciences as well as her passion for being a part of the debate on global health issues is what drew her to AMWHO and is what makes her so excited to welcome you to Emory in the spring.Close
Sammy is a third-year student at Emory University from Sarasota, Florida. He is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, with plans for a Global Health, Culture, and Society minor. His academic interests include how drugs influence behavior, how food and exercise influence behavior, and how ethics, culture, and society influences medical decision-making. Sammy co-founded Emory Table Tennis Club and is an avid soccer fan. Sammy also visited Peru for a medical service trip in spring 2018 with MEDLIFE. After graduating from Emory, Sammy plans to go to medical school.Close
Monjori is a senior at Emory and is a Biology Major and Political Science minor. She is currently involved in global health research and is looking at how late ultrasounds can affect correct estimation of gestational age. Her interest in public health and her MUN experiences in high school made the prospect of being a part of AMWHO really exciting for her. Monjori has been involved with AMWHO since her sophomore year and cannot wait to welcome the delegates in the Spring.Close
I am from Houston, Texas, and a junior at the college. I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and minoring in English. I want to pursue a career in the medical field, but public health has always been one of my biggest passions, which is why I find AMWHO such a meaningful organization to be a part of. I am excited for this year's conference on the theme of Sexual and Reproductive Health because it is such an important topic that needs to be addressed internationally in policy-making.
Shreya Chodisetty is a second-year student double majoring in Chemistry and Sociology. Shreya has always been passionate about medicine, health policy, and research and is interested in pursuing an MD/PhD in the future. She is very passionate about AMWHO because she believes that it is essential to combat public health challenges from a policy standpoint to foster active change across the world and increase the global standard of living. Nevertheless, in her free time, Shreya can often be found singing in an a capella group, volunteering, or watching movies!Close
Parul is a first-year student at Emory, majoring in Human Health and Biology on the pre-med track. In the future, she is interested in pursuing a career in medicine and public health. She is passionate about many issues related to access to healthcare resources and healthcare policy change. Through AMWHO, she hopes to gain a better understanding of global health and learn more about public health issues that face our world today.Close
Hi! My name is Geeta Acharya and I’m a third year student majoring in human health and psychology. I am very interested in public health, especially in the area of child healthcare, nutrition and infectious diseases. For fun, I like to write or dance!Close
Kelley Lou is a junior at Emory University from Rockville, Maryland pursuing a major in Anthropology and Human Biology and a minor in Predictive Health. She is serving as the Co-Director of Media for AMWHO’s 2019 conference. Exposure to contemporary health issues has cultivated her interest with the practice and accessibility of health across global populations. Kelley plans to apply these interests to a future career in either medicine or public health, focusing on developing adequate and sustainable healthcare options. She is excited to integrate and challenge her own beliefs through AMWHO to create a greater understanding of these contemporary health issues.Close
My name is Sasha Orewa and I’m the Co-Director of Media for Emory University's AMWHO. I’m a 4th year student majoring in Human Health and minoring in sociology. I’m passionate about health equity and story telling through different mediums such as Literature and Photography! I hope to pursue a career in public health where I will be able to engage with my passions and make strides towards greater health equity globally!Close
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