The World Health Organization Travels Back in Time 

The World Health Organization is body of the United Nations tasked with handling all international affairs regarding public health. Formed in 1948, the WHO has been responsible for navigating some of the world’s most controversial and difficult issues in disease management and health crises, ranging from Swine Flu epidemic to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Delegates will be tasked with following through the complex world of public health as members from the World Health Organization, traveling back in time to tackle a public health issue from a previous century.


Turner Koch

Turner is a sophomore from Middlebury, Indiana pursuing a double major in Biology and International Studies with a minor in Chinese. This is Turner’s second year competing in Model United Nations, previously working as a staffer for AIRMUNC and currently serving as Director of External Affairs for AIRC. Outside of MUN, Turner is a member of the Blackburn Institute and can frequently be spotted climbing at the Witt Rock Wall. He can’t wait to see all the novel solutions that delegates come up with to improve global health, especially with the ever-increasing relevance of the World Health Organization!


Nikhil Salian

Nikhil Salian is a senior from Memphis, Tennessee majoring in Biology, with a minor in General Business. After graduation, he plans on attending dental school. He has been a part of AIRC since his sophomore year, and has participated in the travel team, AIRMUNC and TILE. Outside of the club, he is a member of the Pre-Dental Society and Chess Club. Additionally, he serves as the Treasurer for Blend, an organization that works to build a diverse community here at UA. He is excited to co-chair for this World Health Organization committee, as he once worked in a WHO Laboratory studying influenza. Roll Tide!