LonWHO 2018


We are delighted to announce the 2nd London Model World Health Organisation Simulation.

The success of last year’s inaugural London Model World Health Organization Simulation brought together 60+ students and young professionals from all over the world to discuss and write policies on the theme of “Global Mental Health”.

The 2018 Conference will continue to bring together students and young professionals from multiple disciplines to debate and develop policy within the field of global health, turning their multiple skills of journalism, medicine, law, international development, and public health into this year’s theme: “Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents”. We anticipate our selected delegates will make international connections, both socially and academically, by taking part in this exciting, 3-day simulation, based in the beautiful city of London amongst the rich public health history of LSHTM’s Keppel Street location. Whether one is brand new to the concept of health policy or a seasoned researcher/policy-maker, we encourage all to apply for what is sure to be the start of a tradition of stimulating conversation and the creation sustainable policies for years to come.

What is Model WHO?

Model WHO conferences are educational simulations in which students and young professionals recreate the process of the annual World Health Assembly as held in the WHO Geneva Headquarters. The focus lies in addressing global health issues at the local, national, and international levels. Delegates select from several different roles including WHO Ambassadors, Media Representative, NGO Representative or Pharmaceutical Representative. During the course of the conference, delegates participate in regional debate sessions to the conference theme in relation to its impact on their representative roles. Once similarities are realised, delegates are able to collaborate in the creation of a resolution paper, a formal document that suggests the methods by which to address these concerns. Following presentation of and voting on these regional resolutions to the full assembly in Plenary, the final documents are submitted to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland to demonstrate the creative capacity of the next generation of global health leaders.

What is the purpose of LonWHO?

The purpose of LonWHO is to encourage attendance to Model WHO simulation conferences, promote student and young professional involvement in global health initiatives and campaigns across their respective campuses, and to provide a foundation for a future career in global health.

The 2018 LonWHO secretariat and the organization’s Co-Founder, Brian Wong (LSHTM alumnus/PhD candidate at UCL), look forward to hosting this event and encourage all to apply regardless of experience or discipline for what will be the perfect introduction to Model WHO.

What to expect?

Model WHO conferences are typically 3-day conferences which draw students and young professionals from a variety of educational levels and disciplines. In addition to attending assembly debate sessions, delegates will participate in workshops to develop skills related to policy and diplomacy as well as hear from experienced keynote speakers.

Social nights are also organized by conference secretariat to provide a platform for delegates to form a network of international friendships. All will leave with a strengthened confidence, critical thinking, and public speaking skills.

Full programme will be uploaded later. Delegate rates to include attendance at the 3-day conference, conference materials, hot and cold drinks, and breakfast & lunch on both the Saturday & Sunday of the conference. Delegates are required to purchase an additional ticket if they’d like to attend the conference social (more details to follow). While delegates are expected to attend for the full 3 days, certain exceptions can be made if they are unable to take the Friday off for training sessions, although unadvisable.

As we aim to be an accessible conference, we are able to provide a conference invitation letter for those requiring a visa to attend. Please send us an email requesting this once you have registered for the conference.

We invite you to e-mail us at lonwho@gmail.com or contact us via this page should you have further questions.


Delegate registration: £60 (+ fees), which covers attendance, hot & cold drinks, lanyards, printing, IT support, security, speaker costs + honorariums, and event management. Delegates are responsible for covering their own accommodation and travel. Recommended accommodation list will be provided along when the Delegate Preparation Guide is sent out. 

The first 40 delegates who register will receive a free ticket to the Saturday night social. (Update: These are now officially sold out.)

Delegates will need to purchase an additional ticket to attend the Saturday night conference dinner + social night. Details and tickets (roughly £10-20) will be released soon.

Social ticket: £10-20 (more information to follow once the first 40 tickets are sold)

Unfortunately, we are not in a position to be able to offer any refunds.