Explore the key topics, based on evidence-based research around some of the world’s most urgent healthcare challenges, that formed the focus of panel discussions at WISH 2018.


WISH highlights some of the most ideas in healthcare through its Innovation Showcase competition and Young Innovators competition.

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Who We Are

WISH is a global healthcare community dedicated to capturing and disseminating the best evidence-based ideas and practices.
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  • A healthier world through global collaboration.

History of WISH

  • WISH 2013

    WISH 2013

    On 10 and 11 December 2013, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development launched the inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

  • WISH 2015

    WISH 2015

    The second World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) took place on 17-18 February 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC).

  • WISH 2016

    WISH 2016

    WISH 2016 Summit took place on the 29th and 30th November at the National Convention Center, in Doha. The event brought together more than 1,000 global leaders, including government officials and healthcare experts to tackle the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges

  • WISH 2018

    WISH 2018

    On November 13th and 14th, 2018, WISH welcomed more than 2,000 healthcare leaders and innovators from more than 100 countries to its largest gathering to date.

  • WISH 2020

    WISH 2020

    WISH will convene its global community of healthcare leaders for a fifth time in Doha in fall 2020.

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