World Health Organization (WHO)
Chairs: Aanya Gupta & Iris Hur
Moderator: Lauren You
Chair Emails: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Combating Child Malnutrition in Developing Countries
Malnutrition remains as a leading cause of death and disease in the world. The United Nations second Sustainable development aims for the elimination of hunger by 2030. However, due to Covid-19, the prevalence of world hunger has only worsened; dysfunctional global food systems are fueling the soaring levels of malnutrition and, as a result, perpetuating a world health crisis. All forms of malnutrition have been in an alarming upsurge in recent years including undernutrition, obesity, and inadequate access to crucial vitamins and minerals. Around 45% of deaths among children under 5 years of age are linked to undernutrition. Thus, considering a vast amount of the world’s population is potentially on the brink of starvation, it is imperative that further action is taken to ensure the proper distribution of food and humanitarian aid to the countries in desperate need. In this committee, delegates must collaborate in order to come up with a sustainable and innovative solution to combat food insecurity in the developing world and provide impoverished countries with a structured approach where citizens are able to easily access food in order to ensure proper nutrition and good health.