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Geneva trip – World Health Organization

We started our second day with visiting the WHO in Geneva. We got the special opportunity to have our lecture in the so called Shock Room. We learned a lot about the different angles of WHO’s work. For example, how WHO eradicated smallpox and almost eradicated polio. On the other side, it makes policy and tries to provide education for all countries to prevent diseases from spreading. WHO focusses a lot on prevention rather than only on curing diseases. The office in Geneva works closely together with regional office countries around the world. All the participants really enjoyed the lecture since it shed a new light on diplomacy and foreign relations. Namely, in the offices of WHO all sort of people work, from lawyers to doctors and from diplomats to secretaries. This causes that many of our group members could do an internship or apply for a traineeship at WHO.