Research Forum on Viral Hepatitis

The Viral Hepatitis forum and the resultant report focuses on high-level inputs critical to achieving hepatitis C elimination by 2030. The report proposes an investment case providing recommendations on how country governments and global donors can maximize their investments to achieve viral hepatitis elimination. It identifies the importance of enabling a political and financial environment … Continued

Margaret Hellard

Margaret Hellard is the Deputy Director of the Burnet Institute. For almost two decades Margaret’s work has centred around infectious diseases, preventing their transmission and identifying the impact of these infections in vulnerable populations.

Research Forum on Role of Private Sector in Healthcare

The focus of the WISH research and report on the role of the private sector in healthcare is on how to create more effective, mass-scale collaborations between public and private sector for the delivery of healthcare services needed for UHC. It starts by setting out the business case for private providers – which is big … Continued

Sir David Nicholson

Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE provides advice and guidance to both governments and individual organizations interested in improving health and healthcare, enabling progress towards universal healthcare coverage. He has worked in China, Brazil, the USA, Europe and the Middle East, independently, and in association with the World Health Organization, and World Bank.

Research Forum on Nursing and Universal Health Coverage

The 20 million nurses and midwives who globally make up half of the professional health workforce, yet they are too often not enabled, resourced and supported to use their education and expertise to their full potential. This is an enormous waste of talent and resources. The WISH report on nursing and universal healthcare (UHC) describes … Continued

Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He works and writes extensively on global health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing. He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS – the largest health organization … Continued

Research Forum on Islamic Ethics and Palliative Care

The report being produced by the WISH forum on Islamic ethics and palliative care will provide an overview of the practice of palliative care in Qatar and the Arabian Gulf region and compares it to the Western context. Mainly, this study is meant to fill in glaring gaps in modern scholarship by investigating and tackling … Continued

Dr. Mohammed Ghaly

Dr. Mohammed Ghaly is professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. The intersection of Islamic Ethics and biomedical sciences is Ghaly’s main specialization. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islamic Ethics.

Research Forum on Healthcare in Conflict Settings

The focus of the WISH Healthcare in Conflict Settings forum and the report produced by the forum is on healthcare for conflict affected populations. The central question is about how to achieve universal healthcare provision for such populations. Key evidence-based strategies are outlined in the report which includes a framework of principles to guide health … Continued

Mukesh Kapila

Mukesh Kapila CBE is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester. He is also Chief Executive of The Defeat-NCD Partnership, in Geneva. He was Special Adviser to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016. He was formerly Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and … Continued

Research Forum on Eye Health

Eliminating the world’s most common causes of eye morbidity has become a challenge due to the change in population and disease demographics, so innovative and sustainable solutions are required. The WISH report uses evidence-based case examples to highlight strategies and programs that have been used to reduce the burden of eye disease through service delivery, … Continued

Professor Sir Peng Khaw

Professor Sir Peng Khaw is Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Director of Research and Development at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has a long track record of developing new techniques and treatments from laboratory through to international … Continued

Research Forum on Design in Health

Design has been proven to lower cost of care delivery, improve outcomes, and lead to better patient and provider experiences. While design has demonstrated a strong ability to drive effective outcomes, it is still relatively new in its application in the health space. The WISH forum and report on design in health covers the following … Continued

Aaron Sklar

Aaron Sklar is Co-founder of Prescribe Design. Throughout his career, Aaron has led design teams focused on improving people’s quality of life, health and wellness. Prior to joining Giant he spent several years in health-tech startups and 14 years at IDEO, an award-winning global design firm.

Research Forum on DataScience and AI

Data science and artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly disrupting many industries. In healthcare, we are just beginning to realize the possible opportunities that will transform service provision in the next decade. We see a fully data-enabled health system facilitating five critical drivers of health system performance: prediction, prevention, personalization, participation and productivity. The WISH report … Continued

Professor Aziz Sheikh

Professor Aziz Sheikh is Director of the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His interests include studying asthma and health inequalities.

Research Forum on Anxiety and Depression

The WISH Anxiety and Depression forum and forum report provide an overview of the global challenge of anxiety and depression and the significant treatment gap. It emphasizes the important role of prevention and promotion initiatives while also considering the evidence and best practices for integrated models of care.  The WISH report explores how integrated care … Continued

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer CBE has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006. He is Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organizations (ACEVO), the leading voice of the UK’s charity and social enterprise sector. He co-authored ‘Thriving at Work’ for the UK government, … Continued


CR2-Haptic is a compact and portable rehabilitation robot which provides exercise training for wrist and forearm movement. The device can be used by elderly people, stroke survivors and others who need exercises for their hands.


iDrain is a device for patients with plural effusion, occurring in up to 50% of pneumonia cases. It consists of 2 bottles, a collection and a pressure generation bottle that also serves as the reservoir bottle, enclosed in a casing. The device is connected to the chest catheter and the pressure generated causes fluids to … Continued

Khushi Baby

Khushi Baby is an electronic patient health record platform that is wearable, digital, durable, battery free, culturally symbolic, and costs $0.70. It is also a decision-making dashboard (on an android app) for health officials, giving key information to help them set priorities and identify specific actions, including: supply side gaps, health worker performance and follow-up … Continued

Heartstrings TM

Heartstrings TM is an accurate, non-invasive and low-cost technology for screening and early diagnosis of heart disease. By using a person’s usual medical data including ECG and demographic data, and applying a unique artificial intelligence technology, Heartstrings offers a clinically certified decision support tool to doctors and helps them detect heart disease before it is … Continued


“iCommunicate” in Qatar, a multicultural country, majority of the nurses are from the Philippines or India and very few from the Arab countries, which cases language barriers between the Arabic-speaking patients and healthcare workers. iCommunicate has created visual cards (with pictures) with Arabic and English words. These cards will be available for both health care … Continued


SNORELEIF App is a smart algorithm that is able to detect and analyze the snoring sounds that people make while they are sleeping. When a snore sound is detected, the App will notify the sleeper with light and short pulses through a smart watch to make the sleeper shift from the sleeping position that is … Continued


“Sense2beat” physiological signals from portable monitoring devices are often contaminated with a large amount of noise, making data interpretation extremely difficult. At the core of a Sense2beat Automated ECG Detection and Prediction AI tool, is set a unique proprietary method of disturbance filtering that does not necessitate any tentative assumptions and estimations of process dynamics. … Continued


“Taste.li” an AI algorithm, combined with machine learning on their existing user base allowed the innovator, and his team, to come up with a revolutionary solution to one of the biggest concern that today’s prime-spenders are experiencing – imbalanced lifestyle and nutrition!


“Aquscope” is a surgical laparoscope that automates the cleanup process for surgical tools, reduces time spent on surgeries, and facilitates the process by making it easier for the surgeon to operate. Students using the device will also benefit from its internal laser pointer.


A high-resolution camera connected to a mobile phone application to help legally blind people to read and write. 200M people worldwide considered as legally blind because of two diseases called Age related macular degeneration & Retinitis pigmentosa.


Coordinate My Care (CMC) is a clinical service underpinned by a digital solution.  It provides an advance care planning process that empowers clinicians to create quality urgent care plans, transforming care for all vulnerable patients, and delivering improved quality at a reduced cost. It has a robust clinical and information governance infrastructure and reporting facility. … Continued


Visual defects result from late detection and inaccessibility of eye care services. Crispvision eye test kits are affordable and accessible sight-saving kits used to detect eye defects, correct farsightedness, and monitor debilitating eye diseases, such as cataract, onchocerciasis and trachoma.


Electronic-Urban Primary Health Centers (eUPHC) provide comprehensive healthcare and a spectrum of specialist services, such as cardiology, orthopedics, endocrinology and medicine through telemedicine systems in India. In a unique public private partnership initiative, Apollo TeleHealth Services leverages ICT to address the unmet need for essential primary health care services among urban poor living in slum … Continued


In partnership with the local Department of Health and Family Welfare, Apollo Hospital’s Himachal Tele-Emergency Project provides affordable, quality urgent care services to communities in isolated regions of hostile climate. This project has offered over 10,000 teleconsultations across 17 specialities at 14,000 feet above sea level. In Kaza and Keylong in Himachal Pradesh, Apollo TeleHealth … Continued


HydrUStent is a biodegradable, antibacterial and tailor-made stent with patent protection. HydrUStent reduces the risk of bacterial infection, while also decreasing the number of surgical procedures by half and cutting treatment cost by 60%.


One Medical is a tech-enabled primary care delivery system with over 70 offices across 8 markets in the United States. By leveraging these technology and office-based platforms to enable self-directed prevention activities, this integrated primary care mental health delivery model facilitates population-level mental well-being screening and provides patients with novel treatment modalities. These mental health … Continued


‘On call: antibiotics’ (OcA) is the first electronic health game for computer and mobile devices dedicated to improving antimicrobial prescribing behaviors in hospital prescribers. Unlike traditional methods of antimicrobial education and quality improvement, OcA focuses on strengthening behaviors for optimal use of antibiotics to resolve the challenges of lack of engagement with education through a … Continued


One of the most challenging aspects of developing a new medicine is understanding how a drug interacts with proteins in the human body and what the results of these interactions will be (e.g. side effects or treatment of certain diseases). OneThree Biotech have developed an artificial intelligence-driven platform that combines over 25 different types of … Continued


Pristina Dueta™ is the first wireless remote-control device that allows patients to control their own breast compression during a mammogram with the guidance of a technician. Patients can adjust the compression to the level that feels right for them – helping reduce discomfort, which is one of the main reasons women avoid mammography screening. It … Continued


Proximie is an innovative reality platform allowing doctors to virtually transport themselves into any clinical setting to collaborate, train, teach and support other surgeons and medical experts, independent of any specific hardware. Proximie is designed by doctors, for doctors. It aims to revolutionize and exponentially scale the delivery of healthcare by reducing costs and improving … Continued


The most critical learning stage in a child’s development occurs within the first years of life, when they acquire the most important vocabulary. Statistics show that children at the age of 6 have almost 1,000 words in their vocabulary. Unfortunately, deaf children only acquire 50 words. This technology offers an early intervention for deaf children … Continued


Healthy.io is the first company to turn the smartphone camera into a regulatory approved clinical device. Using computer vision and patient-centric design, Dip.io digitises urinalysis, a key diagnostic test used across clinical pathways, such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, antenatal care and urinary tract infections. Our innovation empowers patients to self-test with no quality compromise and … Continued


The SubQ Assist is a task-shifting medical device that simplifies the administration of long-acting contraceptive implants. By ensuring accurate, safe and consistent insertions, SubQ Assist allows for minimally trained providers (e.g. community health workers) to administer contraceptive implants in rural, underserved areas.


SyntheSci provides instant data location and intelligent integration of scientific research findings. It finds evidence-informed answers at the click of a mouse. Building on all the findings known in the health field, the software platform engages social scholarship to unlock previously hidden solutions, uncovering next avenues for research pursuits and creating immediate evidence-informed solutions.


Tilapia skin is a frugal and effective option to treat patients with second- and third-degree burns. This fish skin contains large amounts of moisture and type I collagen proteins at levels comparable to human skin. This prevents scarring while promoting the healing of wounds. The tilapia skin is processed and sterilized, and it has been … Continued


TechTeb is an Uber-like mobile app for booking healthcare in-house visits according to geographical location. This technology enables patients to schedule in-house medical appointments or services with the nearest available healthcare provider from a variety of medical specialties and services, i.e., medical appointments, medical sciences therapy, medications orders or lab tests. Patients choose home-based medical … Continued


Providing eye care to remotely-based populations is challenging. Short-term campaigns, such as “eye camps”, have service uptake rates of less than 7%. Aravind developed telemedicine-enabled Vision Centers to better meet health needs of remote populations. These centers utilize cloud-based electronic medical records and remote staff technicians. As a result, within two years eye care uptake … Continued


TrustCircle addresses one of the greatest healthcare challenges our society faces today – the decline in emotional well-being. TrustCircle is a mental healthcare startup that utilizes mobile and AI technology to improve emotional resiliency and well-being for all with a focus on prevention, early intervention, and improving public health. TrustCircle is unique as it empowers all individuals to assess, track and learn … Continued


The VeinTrain Vein Flatpack Training System is a ‘flat-pack’ tool that enables practical simulation core training.  It includes QR codes to video training media for app or online use, which accompany the clinical-based structured Learning and Assessment Program used for 12 years across the UK. By sharing these methods and tools it can ensure that … Continued


WATIF is a chronic disease decision management portal, which for the first time places the patient at the center of disease management. The system requires basic, minimal clinical input from healthcare workers, nurses or doctors. The AI-driven decision engine couples dynamic electronic medical record data with basic laboratory tests and prescription history to generate specialist-grade, accurate disease classification, possible … Continued