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More Sustainable 2020 WISH Summit To Be Held Over 3 Days

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Previously held over two days, the next edition of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) conference has been expanded to three days following the success of WISH 2018 and […]

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Sporting Stars To Turn The Spotlight On Mental Health As QF’s Global Health Initiative WISH Hosts Virtual Panel

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Stars who shone on the athletics track, the football field, and the cricket pitch will next week join an expert on sports psychology to discuss the impact that sport can […]

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Advanced Leadership Role For Nurses Is Key To Expanding Universal Health Coverage, Says QF’s WISH

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Training nurses to be better equipped for future roles can be a foundation for rapid, cost-effective expansion of high-quality universal health coverage (UHC), says Sultana Afdhal, CEO of the World […]

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WISH To Host Interactive Webinar On Coronavirus

Monday, 16 March 2020

A panel of experts from Qatar and Qatar Foundation will discuss the coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of Islamic ethics. Broadcasting live from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), QF’s global […]

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WISH Launches New Competitions For Healthcare Innovators

Thursday, 05 March 2020

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) opened applications for the WISH Innovation Spark Competition and the WISH Innovation Booster Competition – two new innovation competitions that provide talented entrepreneurs a […]

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Patient Safety: What We Can Learn From Aviation And Other Industries

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

“Patient safety is not a luxury, but a right for all patients and their families.” This was among the points argued by Dr. Walid Qoronfleh, Director of Research and Policy […]

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WISH: Healthcare In Conflict – A Basic Human Right

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

“The global escalation of conflict has led to an emerging trend of attacks on healthcare workers and healthcare systems as a whole,” said Maha El Akoum, Head of Content and […]

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WISH Arranges For NU-Q Students To Participate In Mental Health Journalism Program In US

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Two students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) – a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university – have been selected to be student scholars of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental […]

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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.