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 the World Health Organization (WHO). With the world presently engulfed by an unprecedented healthcare challenge, this designation could not be more timely. COVID-19 has brought
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Sunday, 10 May 2020 by Mahmoud El Achi
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 every year on the fourth Thursday of November. The holiday reminds us to be thankful to the people and things in our lives. And, as
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 what value do you derive from it? WISH was in attendance at an international conference held in Islamabad, Pakistan late 2019. Between 30 November –
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 World Innovation for Health (WISH) and the Pontifical Academy for Life at The Vatican, and I would like to share my perspective on attending the
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 by Mahmoud El Achi
By Maha El Akoum, Head of Content, WISH WISH in partnership with the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) hosted a two-day interfaith symposium in the Vatican City on December 11-12, 2019. The event focused on two main areas: palliative care and the mental health of the elderly and it examined
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A busy, now-annual Autism Awareness Month has just concluded here in Qatar, and I am left with a sense of excitement and ambition for the future. I have worked in healthcare for the best part of 25 years and it is fair to say that I have rarely seen such a strong sense of momentum and determination as I have in Qatar around autism.
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4 Reasons Why Parents Are Refusing To Vaccinate Their Children, And 4 Reasons Why They (Really) Shouldn’t
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 by Nicholas Bradshaw
The WHO has recently named vaccine hesitancy as one of the world’s top 10 global health threats of 2019. In 2019. Vaccine hesitancy is defined as the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability and access to vaccines. It threatens to reverse any progress that has been made over the years in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.
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 into and its significance on the global health calendar. In the five short years since its inception, WISH has rapidly built its reputation as a hub for global health content and research and as a driver for change in the global health policy spheres.
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.