DOHA: A two-day inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) will be held from Tuesday at Qatar National Convention Centre.
Under the patronage of H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, WISH will bring together more than 600 policymakers, industry experts and leading practitioners from over 50 countries to explore innovative approaches and solutions to the most pressing global healthcare challenges.
Professor Lord Darzi of Denham, Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, is the executive chair of the summit.
The summit seeks to stimulate discussion and encourage the uptake of innovative approaches to deal with eight challenges, including obesity, mental health, road traffic injuries, accountable care, antimicrobial resistance, end-of-life care, patient engagement, and big data and healthcare.
There will also be a panel discussion on day one on health ethics of end-of-life care.
WISH will also launch the groundbreaking Global Diffusion of Health Innovation report, which assesses how the national healthcare systems of Qatar, India, Brazil, England, the US, Australia, Spain and South Africa contribute to global change.