Qatar Foundation launched inaugural WISH

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, announced WISH during Global Health Policy Summit in London Guildhall, which was jointly organised by Qatar Foundation and Imperial College London Institute of Global Health Innovation. During Her Highness’ address she urged delegates to invest their efforts into coordinating and improving prevention and treatment of … Continued

Coronavirus: The Interplay of Medical and Islamic Ethics

Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series, in collaboration with WISH held the webinar, titled ‘Coronavirus: The Interplay of Medical and Islamic Ethics’. The panel of experts included Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al Thani, Director of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health; Dr. Laith Abu-Raddad, Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar; Dr. Mutaz Alkhatib, … Continued

Mental Health & Sport: The Challenge of Balancing Risk With Reward

Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series, in collaboration with WISH held the webinar, titled ‘Mental Health & Sport: The Challenge of Balancing Risk with Reward’. Sports legends turned on the spotlight on mental health challenges and breaking stigma. The panel on featured double Olympic gold medal-winning athlete, Dame Kelly Holmes; former Liverpool FC and England … Continued

Flattening the Curve: Global Responses to COVID-19

Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series, in collaboration with WISH held the webinar, titled ‘Flattening the Curve: Global Responses to COVID-19’. International panel of speakers discussed the challenges COVID-19 has presented to the world, how different countries are battling to overcome them, the risks that lie ahead, and the potential for developing a vaccine to … Continued

WISH Vatican Symposium Panel Discussion

Experts on ethics, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and medicine have gathered at the symposium in Rome to highlight gaps in modern scholarship on palliative care, and investigate ways of tackling the ethical challenges that sit at the intersection of palliative care and religious bioethics. The two-day event has been organized by WISH and the Vatican’s Pontifical … Continued

WISH: Healthcare In Conflict – A Basic Human Right

WISH presented a poster depicting healthcare in conflict settings at the 43rd World Hospital Congress, which focused on People at the Heart of Health Services in Peace and Crisis. The poster, based on a 2018 WISH report titled Healthcare in Conflict Settings: Leaving No One Behind, was one of the Best Poster award winners. It … Continued

WISH Presents Research At 8th International Patient Safety Conference

WISH presented research findings from its report titled, Transforming Patient Safety: A Sector-Wide Systems Approach, at the 8th International Patient Safety Conference 2019. WISH was also one of the knowledge partners for the event. The conference, organized by the Apollo Hospitals Group, discussed the direction of healthcare within the new era of Artificial Intelligence, as … Continued

WISH Empowers Young Nursing Leaders at World Health Assembly

WISH has partnered with the global Nursing Now Campaign and the International Council of Nurses to train young nursing leaders from around the world to amplify their voices and positively influence healthcare policy, ahead of attending the annual World Health Assembly. Young nurses from 18 countries participated in five days of meetings, talks, workshops, and … Continued

WISH Lectures Highlight Recent Developments in Palliative Care in Region

WISH held two public lectures on the subject of ‘Palliative Care and Islamic Ethics’, at the University of Oxford in the UK and at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Doha. The lectures explored end-of-life care in Qatar and the region, the effect of the increase in the number of people requiring palliative care, and … Continued

WISH, HMC launch ‘Nursing Now Qatar’ campaign

WISH has joined forces with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to launch ‘Nursing Now Qatar’. The Qatar chapter of Nursing Now, a global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization (WHO), is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf region. The campaign aims to improve healthcare … Continued

WISH 2018

2,106 Delegates; 22 Ministers of Health; 50 Official Country Delegations.

WISH presents research findings on Dementia and Autism

WISH has presented its findings from research into dementia and autism to the fifth International Workshop on Food and Brain Health. The event brought together delegates from around the world to investigate the impact of food and nutrition on brain health. Discussions covered topics from the definition, causes, and treatment for neurodegenerative diseases to research … Continued

WISH Hosts Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety for Second Consecutive Year

WISH hosted the second edition of the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (AELPS). The event was hosted in collaboration with Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the US-based MedStar Health. The objective of this specialist training is to encourage effective and transparent communication between caregivers, patients, and patients’ families in order to … Continued

WISH hosts dementia side event as part of 2016 global summit

WISH hosted a side meeting where delegates discussed strategies to improve the care and monitoring of those suffering from dementia. Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) provided secretariat support to the meeting, which was held in Hamad Medical Corporation. The meeting was an opportunity for regional dementia leads to share their successes and challenges … Continued

WISH 2016

1800 Delegates; 24 Ministers of Health; 45 Official Country Delegations. “I’m going to plead with you to take even more action, and to be leaders across the world.” Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, NHS England, speaking at WISH 2016.

Four Journalists from Qatar Received Training

WISH selected four Doha-based journalists to participate in the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism (RCJF), a programme brought to Qatar through a partnership between WISH and The Carter Center. The fellowship provides journalists with valuable insight into mental health, offering them a unique opportunity to enhance their reporting on some of the greatest … Continued

WISH 2015

1500 Delegates; 23 Ministers of Health; 33 Official Country Delegations. “Statistics indicate there are at least a billion people with no access to the health services that they need. Around 250 million of them suffer dire financial consequences from paying exorbitant fees for health services. Against this backdrop, WISH brings together decision-makers, partners, scientists and … Continued

WISH announced its first ‘Innovation Showcases” competition

WISH announced its first ‘Innovation Showcases’ competition, giving healthcare innovators the chance to demonstrate their work in front of more than 1,000 global experts and decision-makers at WISH 2015. “Innovation showcases are a fantastic example of how we capture and disseminate information about valuable but previously underexposed innovations” Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Executive … Continued

WISH 2013

WISH 2013 has featured forums seeking to address problems on obesity, mental health, road traffic injuries, accountable care, antimicrobial resistance, end-of-life, patient engagement, and big data & healthcare through practical, sustainable and innovative ways. The delegates including heads of states, ministers, senior government officials, academics and influential business leaders discussed the most promising healthcare innovations … Continued