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.

Take-home Messages From WISH 2018

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.

The Inspiration Behind an Innovation

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.
The world’s wealthiest have always benefited the most when it comes to receiving quality healthcare, with the private sector currently providing 50 percent of global health services. At WISH 2018, however, Sir David Nicholson will advocate for the delivery of universal healthcare (UHC) for all. Through the Role of the Private Sector in Healthcare forum,
Google glasses, Coca-Cola, Post-It notes, WD-40, Rogaine, 7-up – diverse products, yet they all have one thing in common. Can you guess what it is? Today it’s hard to imagine a house without a can of WD-40 stored somewhere in case there is the sudden need for emergency lubrication. In fact, one study indicates that 80% of US households own a can (according to an Adweek report)...