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
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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
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
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
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 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 has published an Arabic version of a manual aimed at providing emergency care for children suffering from blast injuries. Originally published in English by the UK-based Save the Children charity, in collaboration with Imperial College London, in May 2019, the Arabic version was commissioned and printed by WISH, and was translated with the support … Continued
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 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 welcomed representatives from countries across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East for a symposium that explored how nursing leaders can use healthcare data to improve working practices on a national level, and how to be part of transnational efforts to promote nurses and nursing.
WISH brought together stakeholders from Qatar, the UK, and the US for a series of three one-day global health workshops at Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford. More than 80 invited delegates took part in sessions titled ‘Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care and Cure’, ‘Adolescent Mental Health and the Online World’, and ‘Philanthropy … Continued
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 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
2,106 Delegates; 22 Ministers of Health; 50 Official Country Delegations.
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 has collaborated with the LFC Foundation, the official charity of Liverpool Football Club (LFC), to host a football training course that addressed effective ways for people working in sport in Qatar to engage with children who have autism, or sensory or physical impairments. The training program, titled ‘Respect 4 All, Qatar’, focused on giving … Continued
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 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
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.
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
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, 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 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