AMWHO American Mock World Health Organization UW Chapter

Directors’ Letter

Dear Prospective Delegates and Esteemed Colleagues,

Welcome to the University of Washington, Seattle! 

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first ever American Mock World Health Organization UW Chapter regional one day summit in Washington State! We are excited to announce that AMWHO has initiated a new chapter at the University of Washington, Seattle. Over this past two years, this chapter has grown at an incredible pace with the help of dedicated board members and volunteers without whom this summit would not have happened.

The goal of this regional summit is to create a platform for bright, enthusiastic minds to come together to engage in meaningful discussion and debate about healthcare policy as well as have an opportunity create profound policy change. For many of you, this may be your first ever AMWHO one day summit and thereby it is our job to equip you with all the necessary materials, instructions and mentorship needed for you to perform the role of your position in this summit to the best of your abilities. We sincerely hope that this summit serves to be an enriching experience wherein you will both understand the challenges of creating substantial global health policy change as well as augment your pre-existing passion for striving to optimize the health conditions of millions around the globe.

We are incredibly excited to announce that the theme for this AMWHO One Day Regional Summit 2018 is “Emergency Aid Relief: Ideation, Innovation, Influence,” a topic largely unexplored but one that has deep roots in science and healthcare policy. Emergency aid relief is a relevant issue as several natural disasters have left several thousand devastated and homeless this past year. This summit gives us an opportunity to delve into this topic and create viable healthcare policy that can shape relief protocols and redefine cultural perceptions. To expand upon this theme, the summit focuses on several subthemes that will be explained in greater detail in the theme brief.

AMWHO is a collective sum of all of its participants and we would not have been able to lead this summit without the enthusiasm and passion of students such as yourself. We hope that you will take advantage of this platform of a simulated WHO environment to learn new skills in the spheres of healthcare and global policymaking.

For questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at

We are excited to welcome you to the Emerald City soon!

Kavya Magham & Shwetha Sanapoori
Co-Directors, AMWHO American Mock World Health Organization UW

AMWHO American Mock World Health Organization UW Secretariat


Kavya Magham


Kavya Magham is a senior at the University of Washington majoring in Psychology and pursuing medical school. Kavya is excited to spearhead this organization as Co-Director of AMWHO UW this year. She wishes to be able to capture her interest for public policy and global health by providing a platform for students to learn and have a discussion with each other. She hopes that AMWHO UW will inspire many other students in the greater Seattle area. Apart from her career-related endeavors, Kavya loves to dance as part of her collegiate dance team, Natya, and she funnels her passion for service into her non-profit organization, Kinspire.


Shwetha Sanapoori


Shwetha Sanapoori is currently a junior at the University of Washington majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Chemistry and Bioethics and hopes to move on to medical school upon graduation. Shwetha is excited to help organize engaging global health events as Co-Director of AMWHO this year! She hopes to spread her passion for global health and policies through AMWHO UW and spark interest about public health in other students around Seattle! Apart from AMWHO UW, Shwetha is also part of Phi Delta Epsilon and UW STEM DAWGS where she is a peer-mentor in general chemistry classes. Some of her other non-relevant interests are impromptu adventures around Seattle and binge-watching Grey's Anatomy for the 5th time!

Logistics Director

Manleen Kaur

Logistics Director

Manleen Kaur is a senior at the University of Washington studying Biochemistry. She is currently the Director of Logistics at AMWHO UW. She hopes to one day be a part of the Health community, maybe even in the WHO! Her passions lie in debating, public speaking and working with children in the health fields and all of these are part of AMWHO UW. She is currently super excited about the One Day Summit and is hoping people enjoy the summit as much as she has loved to be a part of the planning committee! Outside of AMWHO, Manleen is also involved in Seva UW and the International Student Mentorship Program which fulfill her dreams to be of service to all kinds of communities!

Media Director

Esha More

Media Director

Esha More, a current junior at the University of Washington majoring in Informatics, is the Media Director of AMWHO UW. Her passions include adventure filmmaking and innovation in technology for the betterment of the community. She loves to debate and discuss policies and how technology can play a part in impacting the world, which is how she got involved with AMWHO UW. She is eager to plan the upcoming One Day Regional Summit!

Finance Director

Maanasa Nandula

Finance Director

Maanasa Nandula is a freshman at the University of Washington intending to major in Psychology and aspires to have a career in Medicine. Maanasa is eager to utilize her role as the Director of Finance to bring about successful events for AMWHO UW this year. She believes that students can greatly benefit from discussing global health policy with their peers and is excited to see what the debates bring forth. Maanasa sings with the collegiate a cappella group, Awaaz, in her free time and volunteers at Swedish Hospital.



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