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WISH TO PRESENT GLOBAL RESEARCH AT LEADING HEALTHCARE FORUM IN MANILA

Highlights Organisation’s Role As A Pioneer In Healthcare Innovation

Doha, Qatar, 18 August 2015 – The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), will present its landmark Global Diffusion of Healthcare Innovation (GDHI) research to leading healthcare stakeholders at the Global Forum 2015 on Research and Innovation for Health taking place from 24th to 27th August in Manila, the Philippines.
Through its participation in the Forum 2015, WISH aims to inspire and diffuse healthcare innovation and best practice, remaining closely aligned to the vision and mission of QF to unlock human potential and serve to underscore Qatar’s pioneering role as an emerging centre for healthcare innovation.
Organised by the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), in partnership with the Philippine’s Department of Science and Technology, Department of Health, and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, the Forum 2015 will provide a platform for low- and middle-income countries to play an active role in defining the global health research agenda, while presenting solutions and creating effective partnerships for action.
The meeting will bring together all stakeholders who play a role in making research and innovation benefit health, equity, and development, including high-level representatives from government, business, non-profits, international organisations, academic and research institutions, and social entrepreneurs. Over the course of three days, the Forum 2015 will use informative and interactive discussions, workshops, networking sessions, and activities to allow participants to interact, inspire, learn, and partner to increase their own impact.
Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Executive Chair of WISH and Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, said: “WISH is delighted to be a content partner for the Forum 2015, a key gathering that will highlight the need for research and innovation in healthcare. By sharing our content and expertise in global health innovation, we hope to inspire policymakers and healthcare leaders around the world to adopt and diffuse innovations more rapidly to help them overcome the most pressing healthcare challenges.”

As part of the programme, WISH will present its GDHI research in a session titled: ‘From evidence to policy – thinking outside the box’ to highlight the need for innovation and research to improve economies and population health.
GDHI is an assessment of how healthcare systems around the world adopt new innovations and spread them successfully, with the aim of inspiring other countries to implement the best methods and ideas. Through interviews and surveys with a range of experts in each country, including policymakers and healthcare professionals, the GDHI research focuses on the factors and key enablers that allow the selected countries and systems to take up new health innovations, including funding for research and their relationships with other sectors.

This year’s report, published at the second WISH summit which took place in Doha, Qatar, in February, identifies the critical factors needed to ensure that new health innovations, including new technology, policies, and practices, are quickly and effectively adopted across a country’s health system. Through in-depth case studies, the report offers guidance for other healthcare systems that are looking to diffuse innovation, by examining how innovators harnessed the factors and behaviours that ensured success. The report’s key findings and recommendations will be presented at the Forum 2015.

For more information about WISH or to view this year’s GDHI report, visit: www.wish.org.qa

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Notes to Editors:

About the World Innovation Summit for Health:

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is a global healthcare community dedicated to capturing and disseminating the best evidence-based ideas and practices. WISH is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) and is under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, its Chairperson.
The inaugural WISH Summit took place in Doha in 2013 and convened more than 1,000 global healthcare leaders. Through international summits and a range of on-going initiatives, WISH is creating a global community of leading innovators in healthcare policy, research and industry.
Together, they are harnessing the power of innovation to overcome the world’s most urgent healthcare challenges and inspire other stakeholders to action.

Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organisation that is supporting Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. Founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir of Qatar, QF is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
QF carries out its mission through three strategic pillars: education, science and research, and community development. QF’s education pillar brings world-class universities to Qatar to help create an education sector in which young people can develop the attitudes and skills required for a knowledge economy. Meanwhile, its science and research pillar builds Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity by developing and commercialising solutions through key sciences. Finally, its community development pillar helps foster a progressive society while also enhancing cultural life, protecting Qatar’s heritage and addressing immediate social needs in the community.

For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, visit http://www.qf.org.qa
For more information about Qatar Foundation please contact our press office at: [email protected]

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