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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 increasing the average lifespan – from 52 years for a person born in 1960 to 72 for someone born in 2018 [1]. Driven mainly by
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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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

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 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
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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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.
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