4 reasons why parents are refusing to vaccinate their children, and 4 reasons why they (really) shouldn’t
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 by Nicholas Bradshaw
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.
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.
Thursday, 22 November 2018 by Nicholas Bradshaw
On the second day of the 2018 edition of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps delivered a keynote speech to over 2,000 delegates that focused on his personal struggle with anxiety and depression. “When depression hits, it can be debilitating,” Phelps revealed. “Sometimes,