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The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) presented findings from its research on genomics and Islamic biomedical ethics at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) on November 8. The presentation was attended by the inaugural class of HBKU’s Genomics and Precision Medicine program, the first of its kind in the Middle East. Maha El Akoum, research
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World-first Genomics-based Innovation Supports Move Towards Development of a Precision Medicine Agenda within Qatar’s Healthcare System Researchers from the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an intitiative of Qatar Foundation, and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have developed a molecular diagnostic technique that enables cancer testing at the genetic level for the first time. The Molecular
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Sultana Afdhal has been appointed as CEO of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), having previously served as acting CEO. Sultana joined WISH in 2015 as Partnerships and Outreach Manager. In this capacity, she forged strong relationships between WISH and major local stakeholders including Hamad Medical Corporation, the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry
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Innovation takes center stage whenever WISH convenes in Doha for a summit of global healthcare leaders, and one of the ways WISH brings innovation into focus is by supporting the work of young innovators and offering them a unique platform for showcasing their ideas. Across the years, innovators have benefitted greatly from being able to
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Festival Day Marks Culmination of Week-Long ‘Respect 4 All’ Training Program The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) has collaborated with the LFC Foundation, the official charity of Liverpool Football Club (LFC), to host a week-long football training course that addressed effective ways for people working in sport in Qatar to engage with children who
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More than 250 Healthcare Students and Practitioners Trained to Date The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) has concluded the second edition of the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (AELPS). The event, hosted in collaboration with Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the US-based MedStar Health, took place from October 3-7, at
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 Individuals living with mental health issues continue to be misunderstood, discriminated against, and stigmatized by society. In the Middle East, a perceived lack of societal support and understanding for mentally ill people means that those dealing with mental health issues often suffer in silence or refuse treatment. Mental illnesses, which are broadly defined as a
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The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) recently hosted an interactive public event at Education City, in association with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the Ministry of Public Health, to address the challenges faced by people in Qatar who suffer from various types of dementia, notably Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers. Presentations were made by
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Qatar-based journalists selected by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) have received expert training in mental health journalism at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., as part of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism (RCJF) program. Journalists who formed the inaugural cohort of participants from Qatar in September 2016 were invited
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World Alzheimer’s Day event focuses on issues faced by people with disease and their families. The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), is to host a public event titled ‘Discussing Alzheimer’s’, which will explore the issues faced by people with Alzheimer’s disease,
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