Thursday, 24 May 2018

Natalie Lamb and SheffWHO 2018: Helpful resources for a WHO Simulation

I had never before participated in a simulation event like The Sheffield World Health Organization Simulation 2018. I was really interested in giving it a go for two reasons, during my research I had investigated WHO policy and I was interested in seeing how it was formed and also because the topic was "Outbreaks and Pandemics: Addressing the Next Crisis", an area that is appealing to me, as a microbiologist.

I produced a pack for the event to help remind me what the procedure was and to remember all of the facts, figures, solution and challenges I was trying to present for the country I was representing. This post details what I included in my pack and how I prepared for the event.













1. Resources provided by the event
I found the resources provided by the event a little overwhelming so I printed them all of, highlighted everything I didn't understand (there was a lot of highlighting required!) and wrote notes everywhere. Mostly my notes consisted of writing the definitions for all the different words I hadn't heard of before because they were in a separate section and it was annoying flicking backwards and forwards. I also added a title on the top of all of them so I knew which guide to grab if I wanted to review my knowledge.
This section also included a list of all the regions because I wasn't certain on them. This can be found here.





















2. Resources specific to my country












3. My own notes
My notes consisted of facts and figures (e.g. about the maternal mortality rate, TB, HIV), which can be found in a separate post here and my Position Paper that I had printed, highlighted and wrote notes on, which can be found in another separate post here. I also added a script for myself to remember what I should say. A better version of my makeshift script can be found in a post here.





















4. Spare paper

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