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WISH 2013

On 10 and 11 December 2013, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development launched the inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

A distinguished audience of decision-makers and influencers from across the world convened to discuss practical, lasting and innovative solutions to global healthcare challenges. This high-profile event, which was the successor to 2012’s Global Health Policy Summit in London, brought together heads of state, ministers, senior government officials, academics, and influential business leaders.

The mission of WISH is closely aligned to the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and represents her ongoing commitment to raising the standards of healthcare nationally and internationally.

Summit Forums

Accountable Care

Contributors : Mark McClellan

Antimicrobial Resistance

Contributors : Professor Dame Sally Davies

Big Data & Healthcare

Contributors : Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland


Contributors : Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

Mental Health

Contributors : Professor Vikram Patel & Dr Shekhar Saxena


Contributors : Shiriki Kumanyika

Patient Engagement

Contributors : Susan Edgman-Levitan

Road Traffic Injury

Contributors : Dr Adnan A. Hyder

Keynote Speakers

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Mayor of London
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

John Dineen

John Dineen

President and CEO, GE Healthcare
Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens

President of the Global Health division at UnitedHealth Group