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By Maha El Akoum, Head of content, WISH                               Last month the curtain fell on the fourth WISH summit, and for those of us who have been regular attendees, it is clear to see what a unique platform the summit has evolved
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Good day, I’m Khor and here I would like to share the story of my invention. It is all started five years ago, when I first visited a stroke center. There, I saw a lot of patients suffering from strokes, and they were working hard to perform rehabilitation training. I looked around and realized that the tools they were using to perform rehabilitation training were very limited and basic, especially for this modern day and age.
In our busy schedule, we can easily let events that can enhance our expert knowledge, pass us by. But attending summits, conferences and workshops with a mix of people who have a shared interest in our chosen field can seriously boost our passion for what we do, as well as give us plenty of food for thought (and new connections) for the future.
The world’s wealthiest have always benefited the most when it comes to receiving quality healthcare, with the private sector currently providing 50 percent of global health services. At WISH 2018, however, Sir David Nicholson will advocate for the delivery of universal healthcare (UHC) for all. Through the Role of the Private Sector in Healthcare forum,
Google glasses, Coca-Cola, Post-It notes, WD-40, Rogaine, 7-up – diverse products, yet they all have one thing in common. Can you guess what it is? Today it’s hard to imagine a house without a can of WD-40 stored somewhere in case there is the sudden need for emergency lubrication. In fact, one study indicates that 80% of US households own a can (according to an Adweek report)...
In order to provide a platform for tomorrow’s most promising healthcare leaders, WISH created the Young Innovator’s Competition: a program that gives people under 30 the opportunity to present their healthcare-related products and innovations to an international audience of policy makers and influencers during at summits. Like us, these young innovators recognize the importance of

What Makes a Strong Healthcare Innovator?

That’s right, applications are now open for the WISH 2018 Young Innovators competition! Our main mission at WISH is to improve healthcare delivery worldwide and part of how we do that is through supporting creative and promising innovations that provide solutions to the most pressing healthcare issues from around the globe...
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