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Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Who said innovators must have the brightest minds?

By Mahmoud ElAchi, MSc, Head of Innovation, WISH Who said innovators must have the brightest minds? Thomas Edison’s teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything”. Having left school, he […]

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Wednesday, 02 December 2020

The growing pains of going virtual

By Sultana Afdhal, CEO, WISH There’s a certain feeling of smugness when you’ve settled on a summit date, booked the venue and chosen the Event Management Company. With the main logistics […]

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Behind the Scenes at Virtual WISH 2020

By Maha ElAkoum, Head of Content, WISH November 19, 19:48 (GMT +3): and that’s a wrap! It’s been a wild and (drumroll please for the adjective of the year) unprecedented summit […]

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Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Understanding Gaps in Healthcare Innovation and How to Close Them

By Mahmoud ElAchi, MSc, Head of Innovation, WISH Healthcare has come a long way in the last century. Breakthroughs in diagnoses, treatments and cure have improved the quality of life, even […]

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Nurses are our healthcare heroes

By Sultana Afdhal, CEO, World Innovation Summit for Health – an initiative of Qatar Foundation The year 2020 has been named as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by […]

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Sunday, 10 May 2020

Public Health in Your Life, My Thank You to Public Health

By M. Walid Qoronfleh, PhD, MBA, Director of Research and Policy, WISH As an American, I am accustomed to celebrate the traditional Thanksgiving Day, which is a National USA holiday celebrated […]

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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Pakistan Patient Safety

By M. Walid Qoronfleh, PhD, MBA, Director of Research and Policy, WISH ARE YOU A CONFERENCE FAITHFUL? How many conferences do you attend a year? What impact have you felt and […]

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Religion and medical ethics symposium

My name is Mooza Al-Hail, and I am a first-year medical student at Qatar University. I was honored to attend the recent Religion and Medical Ethics Symposium organized by the […]

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2020

Unheeded Warnings Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change on Communicable Diseases

Jeremy Hess, Rachel Lowe, Muna Al Maslamani, Laura-Lee Boodram, Anna Stewart Ibarra, Judith Wasserheit

With the emergent threat of COVID-19, this report focuses on threatening diseases that are a by-product of climate change and what type of policy measures should be intact to deal with this head-on.