The Cambridge WHO Simulation, or also known as CamWHO for short, is an opportunity for students who want to put their negotiation skills to the test and experience how international guidelines on global health are reached within the World Health Organization (WHO).


The event simulates the debating and decision-making processes surrounding the annual World Health Assembly of the WHO by incorporating several critical aspects of the real-world meeting into an exciting three-day programme hosted in Cambridge, England.

CamWHO participants adopt roles as delegates of UN Member States. Moreover, they set about negotiating and debating their way through various sessions of the meeting, while being mindful at all times of the competing interests of NGOs and other third-parties (also played by participants) who lobby for their ends. Ultimately, delegates work toward reaching a resolution that will be put to the vote in the final session.

To read more about how the simulation works, see our participation page.