Child Protection Takes Center Stage as WISH and UNICEF Mark World Children’s Day

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore, joined a host of dignitaries at a special symposium organized by the World Innovation Summit for Health and UNICEF to celebrate World Children’s Day. Speaking to an online audience, Fore urged governments and organizations around the world to strengthen prevention and response services to help children … Continued

تقرير منظمة “أنقذوا الأطفال” الخيرية العالمية الجديد: عدد الأطفال الذين يُقتلون في النزاعات يفوق عدد المقاتلين خمس مرات

أطلقت “أنقذوا الأطفال”، المنظمة الخيرية العالمية، في ندوة مشتركة خاصة استضافتها منظمة الأمم المتحدة للطفولة  (اليونيسف) ومؤتمر القمة العالمي للابتكار في الرعاية الصحية “ويش”، بمناسبة يوم الأمم المتحدة العالمي للطفل، تقريرًا جديدًا يكشف عن حقائق صادمة عن الدمار الذي يواجه ملايين الأطفال الذين يعيشون على الخطوط الأمامية للنزاعات. في عام 2019، ارتفع عدد الأطفال الذين … Continued

WISH Awards Grand Cash Prizes to This Year’s Selected Innovators

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) announced the grand prize winners of its two latest Innovation Award competitions during the closing ceremony of WISH 2020. WISH CEO Sultana Afdhal presented the awards for the WISH Innovation Spark Competition to SOSO Care and the WISH Innovation Booster Competition to Ellen Medical Devices for its affordable … Continued

WISH 2020 summit to announce winners of its innovation award

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2020 is wrapping up its biennial event on Thursday, November 19, with a series of meetings and panel discussions, before announcing the Grand Prize winners of this year’s innovation awards. The fifth edition of the summit, which was held virtually this year, celebrated the spirit of innovation, with … Continued

New translation of Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual launched at WISH 2020

Commissioned by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), the French translation of the world’s first paediatric blast injury field manual was formally launched during a virtual event discussion titled The Children of the Frontline at WISH 2020. The invaluable manual, produced by the UK-based Save The Children charity in partnership with Imperial College London, … Continued

Speakers from Diverse Backgrounds Tackle Range of Public Health Challenges on Day 3 of WISH 2020

Day three of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), held under the banner of ‘One World, Our Health’, featured several thematic panels and new research reports highlighting the healthcare challenges and major epidemics the world is combating alongside COVID-19, and the potential of digital health solutions. Eva Longoria, award-winning actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, and … Continued


Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, today opened the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2020, held under the theme of One World, Our Health. Her Highness Sheikha Moza said: “In the midst of these trying times brought on by the pandemic, WISH is convening this year to elevate our sense … Continued

‘In Conversation’ with Dr. Anthony Fauci at WISH 2020

The 2020 edition of WISH, which under the banner ‘One World Our Health’, kicks off on Sunday, November 15, will present ‘In Conversation’, moderated sessions with some of the world’s leading healthcare figures facing the pressures of fighting COVID-19 and other epidemics. Attendees will be able to hear from Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the … Continued

H.E. Hassan Al-Thawadi Among Qatar’s Prominent Speakers at WISH 2020

His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2020 conference, taking place from November 15-19. Tasked with overseeing the infrastructure and development projects for the FIFA World Cup 2022TM, H.E. Mr. Al Thawadi will … Continued

Photography Exhibition Celebrates Qatar’s ‘Healthcare Heroes’

A photographic exhibition celebrating Qatar’s healthcare workforce and their efforts during the current pandemic has opened in the courtyard of Doha’s Fire Station arts complex. The exhibition, launched to coincide with the biennial WISH Summit for Health, which will take place virtually from November 15-19, 2020, features individuals who between them represent the many different … Continued

Agora ‘Majlis-Style’ Discussions at Virtual WISH 2020 To Engage All

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Qatar Foundation’s global health initiative, will bring back its popular Agora discussion sessions during its upcoming WISH 2020 summit on November 15-19. Based on the traditional Greek assembly places, where community members would meet to exchange news, the Agora sessions are informal discussions where a cross section of … Continued

Morgan Freeman Set to Inspire as a Keynote Speaker at Virtual WISH 2020

Acclaimed American actor Morgan Freeman has been confirmed asthe latest keynote speaker to join the upcoming edition of WISH, taking place from November 15-19. The fifth edition of the biennial global gathering will be held virtually and will bring together healthcare experts, policymakers, and innovators over five days to collaborate toward achieving the goal of … Continued

Diabetes, COVID-19, and Women’s Health Among Topics of Focus During Upcoming Doha Healthcare Week 2020

This year’s Doha Healthcare Week (DHW), developed by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH),and taking place from November 8-14, will call attention to the need for greater public awareness of health challenges through a series of free-to-attend activities, webinars, and professional development activities. WISH, Qatar Foundation’s global health initiative, will work with local partners, … Continued

WISH’s ‘Doha Healthcare Week 2020’ to Encourage Wellness as a Lifestyle

The second edition of Doha Healthcare Week, taking place from November 8-14, will feature a full program of free-to-attend health and wellness activities organized in collaboration with local partners in Qatar, but accessible to all globally. Created by Qatar Foundation’s global health initiative, WISH, this year’s Doha Healthcare Week has been designed to promote healthy … Continued

WHO’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom to Address Current Pandemic at WISH 2020

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has been announced as the latest in a line of high-profile speakers who will be appearing at the virtual 2020 edition of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), taking place from November 15-19. In addition to Dr. Tedros, several international decision-makers have so … Continued

Health Sector Among Worst Adopters of Cybersecurity Frameworks

The stark vulnerabilities within health systems and the potential impact on the safe delivery of care have been exposed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Cybercriminals have exploited the confusion and fear to launch a wave of cyberattacks against healthcare organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). … Continued

Arabic Language Podcast Series Launched by WISH

When it comes to mental health challenges, stigmas and misconceptions persist, and they are particularly strong in the Arab community. So why is it that Arabs spend more than $5,000 annually on alternative methods rather than consulting a specialist? Episode 1 of Qatar’s first Arabic language health-focused podcast, released to coincide with World Mental Health … Continued

Supporting Immunotherapy Innovations is Vital

Clinical trials are revealing crucial roles for immunotherapies and new options in treating previously incurable and life-limiting diseases, according to a WISH 2020 research report Realizing the Promise of Immunotherapy: A Global Plan for Action that will be presented at the upcoming WISH conference. Breakthroughs are happening every day, and the findings look more closely … Continued

Eva Longoria to be a Keynote Speaker at WISH 2020

WISH has announced that American actress Eva Longoria will be a keynote speaker at its upcoming global gathering of healthcare leaders, practitioners, advocates, researchers, and idea generators, taking place virtually from November 15-19, under the banner of ‘One World, Our Health’. As well as carving out a successful career as an award-winning Hollywood actress, director, … Continued

Schools Must Take Advantage of the ‘Social Vaccine’ They Provide

A WISH research report due to be released next month has recognized schools as ‘engines’ of health promotion with an important role to play in influencing the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. Education is often referred to as a ‘social vaccine’ for a range of health conditions, according to the report, and consensus … Continued

Dr. Tom Catena Confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at WISH 2020

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) has announced Dr. Tom Catena as a keynote speaker at the upcoming summit, taking place virtually from November 15-19, under the banner ‘One World Our Health’. ‘Dr. Tom’, as he is affectionately known to his patients, is the only surgeon for approximately 1.3 million people in the war-ravaged … Continued

Infertility Treatments Raise No Insurmountable Theological Problems

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is collaborating with the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), on a forthcoming research report Islamic Ethics and Infertility Treatment. Examining the challenging moral questions triggered by Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs), more commonly known as … Continued


With two years to go before the 2022 FIFA World CupTM kicks off in the State of Qatar, a WISH 2020 research report Stepping Up to the Plate: Planning for a Lasting Health Legacy from Major Sporting Events will highlight the multitude of public health and healthcare challenges that such mass gatherings present, and the … Continued


Climate change is increasingly being recognized as a human health emergency, and with its impact evident in hospital and clinic waiting rooms every day, it adds an increasing burden to already stretched health systems. With 170 million people working in the healthcare globally, the health sector could lead on climate change, and there is motivation … Continued


A forthcoming WISH 2020 report titled The Digital Mental Health Revolution: Transforming Care Through Innovation and Scale-Up will claim that digital tools designed to address mental health needs are not just a future luxury for modern health systems, but an urgent necessity. The new report has been produced by an international group led by Professor … Continued


Two students from Northwestern University in Qatar have been selected by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) to participate in a global mental health journalism program created by former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter and coordinated by The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Also taking part in the initiative, titled the Rosalynn Carter … Continued


Ahead of its upcoming 2020 summit,theWorld Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a Qatar Foundation global health initiative, has selected 30 winners from 11 different countries for its two Innovation Award program competitions – Spark (for early stage startups) and Booster (for startups looking for scale-up) – which recognize and support global innovative solutions that can … Continued


The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Qatar Foundation’s global health initiative, has announced a strategic partnership with The BMJ, one of the world’s oldest, most respected, and most cited general medical journals. Under the new partnership, WISH have worked with The BMJ on three reports that will include peer-reviewed academic papers written by global experts. … Continued

WISH Collaborates with Imperial College London on Five New Reports

Under The banner ‘One World Our Health’, WISH 2020 will virtually bring together global healthcare leaders, health practitioners, researchers, and innovators to disseminate and discuss evidence-based content and to showcase health innovations. Five of this year’s discussion topics center on reports that are being produced in partnership with Imperial College London. These topics focus on … Continued