My Volunteering Journey with Orbis – Manish Raval

In more than eight years volunteering with Orbis, Manish has travelled to countries including Mongolia, Vietnam, Peru, Zambia, Jamaica and India. Find out more about his journey as a volunteer with Orbis in our short film.

Peter Sands

Peter Sands has been the Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since March 2018. Since June 2015 Peter has been a Research Fellow at Harvard University, dividing his time between the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria is well known for her extensive philanthropic work. In 2012, she founded the Eva Longoria Foundation, which works to empower Latina women through a focus on education and entrepreneurship. In 2006, the star of Desperate Housewives co-founded Eva’s Heroes, a charity that acts as an advocate for children with developmental needs, so that … Continued

Day 5 Preview

A preview about the fifth day of WISH 2020 virtual summit.

DAY 4 Preview

A preview about the fourth day of WISH 2020 virtual summit.

Morgan Freeman

Lauded for the emotional depth he brings to his portrayal of complex roles, Morgan Freeman has won numerous awards over a career spanning five decades. Off-screen, he has been recognized for his inspirational humanitarian work and is an activist who regularly speaks out against social injustice.


A preview about the third day of WISH 2020 virtual summit.

Dr. Tom Catena

‘Dr. Tom’, as he is affectionately known, is the only surgeon for approximately 1.3 million people in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan. He has served in Africa for more than 20 years helping to establish the Gidel Mother of Mercy Hospital, which opened in 2008 and remains the only major provider of medical … Continued

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any plane you’ve seen before. A state-of-the-art ophthalmic teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom and recovery room – this amazing aircraft has been a beacon of hope since 1982. Take your private tour around the aircraft today.

EMERGENCY NGO: An Introduction

EMERGENCY NGO is an international humanitarian organisation that provides free, high-quality healthcare to victims of war, poverty and landmines, alongside building hospitals and training local medical staff. Founded in 1994, EMERGENCY has treated over 11 million people in 18 different countries and currently operates in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda. Learn more about the … Continued

Qatar Charity’s Public Health Interventions to Combat The Corona Pandemic

Qatar Charity has launched an emergency response campaign in more than 34 countries worldwide to assist vulnerable communities hit by the Corona outbreak. The multi-dimensional scheme aims to provide urgent medical aid, medical equipment, protective gear, and sanitizers while abiding by health precautions throughout the aid delivery process in all targeted regions and communities.

Qatar BioBank: Welcome to Qatar Biobank Video

This video is an introduction about Qatar Biobank, the aim of Qatar Biobank, Qatar Biobank Facility, Qatar biobank process, Qatar Biobank staff and manpower (professionalism), Qatar Biobank Standards and what happened to samples once donated to Qatar Biobank. Qatar Biobank is a platform that will make vital health research possible through its collection of samples … Continued

UNICEF: You Will Be Found

“You will be found”, a song from the musical “Dear Evan Hanson”, is a fitting song for UNICEF, who will go to the ends of the earth for every child. Every day, in more than 190+ countries around the world, more than 13,000 UNICEF staff members won’t stop until the rights of every child are … Continued

The Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani Humanitarian Fund and Save the Children

The Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani Humanitarian Fund and global international NGO Save the Children launched a ground-breaking holistic programme in 2020 to deliver life-saving support to over 500,000 children in 6 of the 18 drought-affected areas of Somalia. The programme, which is ongoing across Somaliland, Puntland and the Southern States, is leveraging His … Continued

Out Of Sight’ 360-Degree Film Series: River Blindness

This film was shot in both Nigeria and Congo and focuses on river blindness. It was once widespread in tropical areas across the world, but efforts to control it have significantly reduced infection. However, the disease remains a major cause of preventable blindness in certain parts of the developing world, and nearly 300,000 people are … Continued

Out Of Sight’ 360-Degree Film Series: Elephantiasis

This film, the first of three, takes place in Nigeria with lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis. This disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause the extreme swelling of body parts. Globally, a billion people live in areas that put them at risk of infection. Nigeria is one of the countries hardest hit by this disease. … Continued

Coronavirus: the Interplay of Medical and Islamic Ethics

An expert panel discussion addressing: Myths around the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic, the scientifically reliable preventative measures, and the associated ethical issues and the Islamic perspective on dealing with the current pandemic. The panel of experts are Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al Thani, Dr. Laith Abu-Raddad, Dr. Mutaz Alkhatib, Dr. Mohammed Ghaly.

Flattening the Curve: Global Responses to COVID-19

A panel of experts sharing their unique insights into how their respective nations, regions and organizations are responding to COVID-19 – looking at how we can learn from our collective experience of the pandemic to date, and how this experience can shape future global efforts. A Panel discussion hosted by Qatar Foundation and WISH featuring … Continued

Global Perspectives: Mental Health in a COVID-19 World

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of communities around the world. Experts gathered to discuss mental health in times of widespread disease, social distancing, and global anxiety. A panel discussion featuring experts from the world: Dr. Devora Kestel, Dr. Sharifa Al Emadi, Paola Barbarino, Paul Farmer, Yasmin Mogahed … Continued

Mental Health and Sport: the Challenge of Balancing Risk with Reward

While sport brings enjoyment to billions of people, the pressure associated with the competitive sport can take its toll on athletes during and after their careers. A panel discussion with Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes, football legend Robbie Fowler, cricketing superstar Wasim Akram, and sport psychiatrist Prof. Claudia Reardon. Moderated by Dan Walker.

WISH 2013 Opening Film

The WISH 2013 opening film features comments from some of the world leaders in health.

WISH 2015 Keynote By Dr. Devi Shetty

Dr. Devi Shetty speaks at the WISH 2015 Summit. Dr. Devi P. Shetty, is a cardiac surgeon and a successful entrepreneur. Dr. Shetty heads Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals.

WISH 2015 Opening Ceremony

The WISH 2015 opening session included a special opening by HH Sheikha Moza bin Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and a speech by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Executive Chair of WISH.

WISH 2015 Highlights

Highlights of the WISH 2015 Summit which took place in Doha, Qatar, on 17-18 February 2015.

WISH 2016 Keynote by Prof. Dame Sally Davies

Professor Dame Sally Davies gives a speech at WISH 2016 Summit. Dame Sally Davies was the Chief Medical Officer for England, the most senior independent advisor to the UK Government on medical matters, from 2010-2019. She was previously the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health from 2004, where she founded the National institute … Continued

WISH 2016 Keynote By Dr. Lawrence H. Summers

Dr. Summers delivers a speech at the WISH 2016 Summit. Dr. Summers is President Emeritus and Charles W Eliot University Professor at Harvard University. He directs the University’s Mossavar- Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

WISH 2016 Keynote by Mustafa Suleman

Mustafa Suleyman, Co-Founder of DeepMind, delivers a speech at WISH 2016 Summit. Mustafa Suleyman is co-founder and Head of Applied Artificial intelligence at DeepMind, where he is responsible for integrating the company’s technology across a wide range of Google products.

WISH 2016 Keynote by Julio Frenk

Julio Frenk, former minister of Health in Mexico, speaks about the importance of education innovation in healthcare. Dr. Julio Frenk was appointed President of the University of Miami in 2015, where he is also a Professor of both Public Health Sciences and Health Sector Management and Policy.

WISH 2016 Closing Session

The WISH 2016 closing session included a panel discussion with HE Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari, Dr. Don Berwick and two WISH young leaders.

WISH 2016 Opening Session

WISH 2016 opening session included a special address by HH Sheikha Moza bin Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and a speech by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Executive Chair of WISH.

WISH 2018 Keynote by David Miliband

David Miliband, CEO of Internationnal Rescue Committee, focuses on human suffering, especially among in children in conflict settings at WISH 2018. David Miliband is the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a New York-based organization that, since its formation in 1933, has provided emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and people … Continued

WISH 2018 Keynote by Mary Robinson

Global leader and influencer Mary Robinson gives a speech on climate change at WISH 2018. Mary Robinson was the first female President of Ireland, serving between 1990 and 1997. She has led a distinguished career, which has included serving as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

WISH 2018 Keynote by Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time, gave a keynote speech at WISH 2018 about his own experience of dealing with anxiety and depression. Michael Phelps is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. He captured 28 medals and set 39 world records over the course of his career. … Continued

WISH 2018 Opening Speech

Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health giving the opening speech at the WISH 2018 Summit. Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari is Qatar’s Minister of Public Health. She is also Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

WISH 2018 Opening Film

The opening film of WISH 2018 summit focused on different healthcare themes such as Eye Health, Dementia, and Nursing. It also featured President Jimmy Carter speaking about creating a healthier world for all.

Doha Healthcare Week 2018

The inaugural WISH Doha Healthcare Week took place from 6-12 November 2018, and it offered a diverse range of activities for all age groups including public lectures, workshops, debates, and training sessions. Doha Healthcare Week takes place across Qatar’s capital city during the week leading up to the summit to promote health in the community … Continued

Previous Summits Highlights

WISH biennial global gatherings brings healthcare leaders, practitioners, advocates, researchers and idea generators together.

WISH Overview

WISH is a global healthcare community dedicated to capturing and disseminating the best evidence-based ideas and practices.

Day 2 Preview

A preview about the second day of WISH 2020 virtual summit.