The Sheffield World Health Organization Simulation or SheffWHO, run by students, was held April 27th-29th, addressing the topic of “Outbreaks and Pandemics: Addressing the Next Crisis” and was a brilliant event with unanimous appraisal.

SheffWHO has been the first health-themed simulation in Sheffield and second to occur in the UK, modelled after the World Health Organization’s (WHO) largest annual meeting – The World Health Assembly.

To tackle this topical health issue, students, alumni, and professionals represented WHO Member States, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Pharmaceutical Companies and Media Organisations. The conversation created innovative solutions to improve our world.

SheffWHO has also been nominated for "Innovation in Academic Skills Development" and shortlisted for "Best Student Led Event or Activity Award" by the Sheffield Students Union. This award highlights "a student-led event or activity that successfully engaged students in current educational issues." The awards ceremony will be on Thursday, May 17th.


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Picture from the SheffWHO Twitter account