Keynote Speaker – The Hon Pravind Jugnauth


Keynote Speaker – In Conversation With Dr. Anthony Fauci


Networking and Other Activities


Networking and Other Activities

Networking and Other Activities

Networking and Other Activities

Networking and Other Activities

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Tom Catena

15mn ‘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 … Continued

Closing Ceremony and Innovation Awards

30mn The closing chapter and ceremony of Virtual WISH 2020.  Join us for a review of a week where the WISH community has gathered together using the very latest in virtual technology to discuss the latest in evidence-based ideas and best practices in the health care industry, while discovering who is this year’s winner of … Continued

Keynote Speaker – In Conversation With Peter Sands

15mn 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.

Toxic Stress and PTSD in Children

Forum Panel – 75mn The Toxic Stress and PTSD in Children forum panel will examine how toxic stress affects the physical and mental health of child refugees, alongside mental ill health related to trauma in richer countries around the world and what can be done to mitigate this stress in such populations.

The Role of Schools in Child and Adolescent Health

Forum Panel – 75mn Health and education are inextricably linked. Education is widely accepted to be one of the key social determinants of health, while good health is linked with greater educational attainment, employment and productivity. The Role of Schools in Child and Adolescent Health forum panel will discuss if health is being integrated into … Continued

Health Challenges of Major Sporting Events

Forum Panel – 75mn Major sporting events can provide a multitude of benefits to host countries, from valuable infrastructure investment to heightened tourism income, through to a sense of national pride. While direct public health does benefit from these events through improved healthcare infrastructure, housing and improved transportation, mass gatherings of this scale also present … Continued

Keynote Speaker – His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi

15mn His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi is the Secretary General of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the organisation responsible for coordinating the delivery of Qatar’s much anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be the very first time that the World Cup will be staged in the Middle East. is the Secretary General … Continued

DOHA DEBATES, #DearWorldLive: Radical Inequalities in Healthcare


Islamic Ethics and Infertility Treatment

Forum Panel – 75mn In Islam, seeking a cure for infertility is not only permissible but encouraged, against a backdrop that a recent report showed that compared to a 10 per cent infertility rate worldwide, infertility in the MENA region is approximately 16 per cent. The Infertility and Islamic Ethics forum panel will discuss assisted … Continued

Cyber Security and Healthcare Systems

Forum panel – 75mn The rapid global adoption of emerging technologies in healthcare in recent years has led to increased vulnerability to cyber threats capable of compromising patient safety data confidentiality and eroding patient trust. In recent years, and particularly since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cyber-attacks has risen globally. Yet … Continued

Keynote Speaker – Morgan Freeman

15mn 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.

Mental Health and Digital Technology

Forum Panel – 75mn In no area of global health is the gap between need and treatment greater than mental health and this is even more true of digital mental health, where in recent years there has been an explosion of new technologies for assessment, support and treatment. Properly managed, these technologies hold the promise … Continued

Healthy Dry Cities

Forum Panel – 75mn With a focus on vulnerable subpopulations, the Healthy Dry Cities forum panel will investigate what impact water scarcity in cities may have on mental health, how architecture and planning in cities with scarce water can promote health and wellbeing, while discussing infectious disease in water scarce cities and how health services … Continued

Keynote Speaker – Eva Longoria

15mn 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 … Continued


Forum Panel – 75mn Immunotherapy – treatments that harness the power of the immune system to fight disease – is arguably the most exciting and dynamic field in biopharmaceuticals today. After decades of research and investment, immunotherapy has reached a point of exceptional opportunity, poised to revolutionize treatment of an array of conditions that affect … Continued

Climate Change and Communicable Diseases

Forum Panel – 75mn In partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation. The Communicable Diseases and Climate Change forum panel will discuss what global health should do differently and what past suggestions to address the impact of climate change on infectious disease have gone unheeded, while evaluating … Continued

Climate Change and Health

Forum Panel – 75mn An understanding of the devastating impacts that climate change will have, and is already having, on human health is growing among the scientific community, with many recent reports categorizing climate change as a public health emergency. Yet, we have not seen health system leaders and health professionals playing a sufficiently prominent … Continued

Opening Ceremony

Welcome to Virtual WISH 2020… This year, WISH will take place in a unique and fully immersive 3D platform across more days, featuring more sessions, and involving significantly more participants. Join us at our Opening Ceremony where our MC, BBC broadcaster Mishal Husain, will welcome you and provide highlights of the week to come.