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When Will We Wake up to The Global Health Threats of Climate Change?

Agora – 45mn 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 the extensive WISH community will form a jury of 12 people who will examine a particularly challenging and thought-provoking topic.

Can Social Media ever Really be a Source for Promoting Good Health

Agora – 45mn 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 the extensive WISH community will form a jury of 12 people who will examine a particularly challenging and thought-provoking topic.

How did we let the Wearing of Masks become Political?

Agora – 45mn 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 the extensive WISH community will form a jury of 12 people who will examine a particularly challenging and thought-provoking topic.

Are We Taking Long COVID Seriously Enough?

Agora – 45mn 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 the extensive WISH community will form a jury of 12 people who will examine a particularly challenging and thought-provoking topic.

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In the Time of COVID-19 Have All Other Diseases Become Neglected?

ِAgora – 45mn 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 the extensive WISH community will form a jury of 12 people who will examine a particularly challenging and thought-provoking topic.

Geopolitics and the Global Response to COVID-19

In Focus – 45mn In partnership with Doha Forum and Stimson. In previewing findings and recommendations from the forthcoming Doha Forum Report on “Coping with New and Old Crises: Global and Regional Cooperation in an Age of Epidemic Uncertainty”, this WISH 2020 panel discussion will consider: The initial international emergency response to COVID-19 (including UN … Continued

Networking and Other Activities

Networking and Other Activities

Networking and Other Activities

Networking and Other Activities

Networking and Other Activities

Mental Health and Resilience for Frontline Workers: Tools, Approaches and Policies to Help Yourself and Others

In Focus – 45mn In partnership with Nursing Now. This is an extraordinary time for health workers. The global pandemic continues to spread and the death toll is rising. Everywhere countries are endeavoring to continue routine health services while dealing with the worst of the pandemic. The toll on the physical and mental health of … Continued

Safiya Al Bahlani, Artist and Creative Designer

Master class – 45mn A masterclass presented by Safiya Al Bahlani, an Omani artist, creative designer, and inspiring disability rights activist, sharing her personal journey of how art has helped her overcome some of the physical challenges in her life. Her unique and ground-breaking work has garnered her critical praise, driving her to advocate for … Continued

COVID-19: Delivering the vaccine

In Focus – 45mn The world has seen COVID-19 vaccine development proceed with unprecedented speed and visibility, and many experts predict that some of the vaccines currently in Phase III testing around the world will soon be found to be safe and efficacious. What comes next? How will these vaccines be made, allocated and used … Continued

Reframing our View of Disability (Part of the Education City Speaker Series)

Master Class – 45mn Giles Duley is a campaigner for the rights of refugees and those living with disability caused by conflict. Duley is documenting the long-term impact of conflict globally through his photographic project Legacy of War. In 2011, while working in Afghanistan, Duley was severely injured by an IED and, as a result … Continued

The Essence of Equality: The African Network of Medical Excellence

In Focus – 45 mn In partnership with Emergency NGO. In countries affected by conflict and poverty, there is a serious need to rethink the models of international cooperation in the health sector. This panel session aims to bring together international health and development experts to question the idea of two-tier medicine, in favour of … Continued

Living Better: Learning to Survive Depression

Master Class – 45mn This masterclass will talk about aspects of Alastair Campbell’s latest bestselling book Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression, a moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. Campbell will also share his insights about the stigma associated with talking about depression and how to he overcame … Continued

The Children of the Frontline

In Focus – 45mn In partnership with Save the Children. In the world’s worst modern conflicts children are exposed to explosive weapons – rockets, mortars, grenades, mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In the five deadliest conflicts for children in 2017, Save the Children analysis of UN data shows nearly three-quarters of all child casualties … Continued

Technology Transfer: Futureproofing Health for All

In focus – 45mn In partnership with the United Nations Technology Bank. Innovative health technologies – rapidly developed, equitably accessible, and easily diffused – can help countries sustainably reduce their health vulnerabilities and become resilient to future shocks. The WISH Summit and the UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries will through this session … Continued

A Study of Emotional and Psychological Resilience

Master Class – 45mn A masterclass by Yasmin Mogahed, author and lecturer, discussing human resilience and the role spirituality plays in keeping people mentally strong during difficult times such as the current pandemic. Mogahed is currently an instructor for AlMaghrib Institute and AlBuruj Press, a writer for the Huffington Post, and author of two books … Continued

Pathways to Disease Eradication: Lessons Learned

In Focus – 45mn In partnership with The Carter Center. What if you help could put an end to a painful or deadly disease? If you could ensure that no one would ever suffer from it again? That goal of eradicating a human disease is ambitious, and the challenges are enormous—but the potential benefits are … Continued

New Power; Using our Hyperconnected Societies to Build a Healthier World

Master Class – 45mn A masterclass presented by Henry Timms, President and CEO, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Timms has won critical acclaim from the worlds of business and academia for his compelling perspective and insights on power and influence. His masterclass will discuss how we can use the growth of the influence of … Continued

Fact or Fiction: Fake News and the COVID-19 Infodemic

In Focus – 45mn At a time when access to facts is vital and the veracity of the information we read can mean the difference between life and death, we are at risk of being bombarded with half truths and downright lies. In recent years, the growth of social media has seen a parallel growth … Continued

The Pathway to Localization: The Importance of Building Health Capacity in Developing Countries

In Focus – 45mn In partnership with Qatar Charity. In the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, the Secretary-General called for humanitarian action to be ‘as local as possible, as international as necessary’. In 2020, the localization agenda is more relevant than ever. A panel of four experts in humanitarian aid, localization and funding hold an interactive … Continued

Precision Medicine: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Policy briefing – 55mn To include the launch of the Economist Intelligence Unit report ‘Doing better? The Promise of Precision Medicine. Healthcare is undergoing a transformation, and it is imperative to leverage new technologies to generate new data and support the advent of precision medicine. Recent scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements have improved our disease … Continued

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Policy briefing – 45mn In partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation. Despite the recent progress across mental health services for children and adolescents in Qatar, significant challenges and gaps exist in the current landscape. The Child & Adolescent Mental Health policy briefing will provide a summary … Continued

Dementia

Policy briefing – 45mn Dementia is a major global health concern and one of the leading causes of death by disability.  This condition significantly alters the lifestyles of those affected as well as their care givers. The Dementia policy briefing highlights recent developments, research trends, and policies in the area of dementia in Qatar.  It will also … Continued

Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development

Policy briefing – 45mn The Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development policy briefing will provide an overview of the progress in this key area, with a strong focus on Qatar-specific context. It will highlight: the current evidence about nurses’ and midwives’ contribution to health and wellbeing, both globally and nationally; key issues and achievements in terms … Continued

Cancer Care

Policy briefing – 45mn In partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation. In 2011, Qatar launched the First National Cancer Control Programme in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Critical to its success were robust governance structures, informed and committed leadership, and comprehensive involvement of all sectors. Future … Continued