Building on the success of the Global Health Policy Summit, IGHI have been a key research partner for the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) hosted by the Qatar Foundation. On 10th and 11th December 2013, the inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) took place at the Qatar National Convention Centre.
Leading up to the summit eight ‘Forums’ were established, each chaired by a recognised expert in the topic. Their job was to lead a working group of experts drawn from government, academia, and industry, each focusing on a key issue within healthcare. Prior to the summit each Forum presented their report, aimed at policy-makers and healthcare innovators, which was then discussed at various panel events throughout the two day event.
Videos from WISH 2013
Integrated and accountable care promises to move health systems away from a volume-based approach to one that is value-based. The way this will be achieved will vary by country and system, but common to all systems will be a set of key principles. This Forum will look at what that means for policymakers and what things they can do to make integrated and accountable care a reality within their healthcare system.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial medicine to which it was originally sensitive. Resistant organisms are able to withstand attack by antimicrobial medicines so that standard treatments become ineffective and infections persist, increasing risk of spread to others. This Forum will focus on the actions that can be taken to combat AMR.
Big data and healthcare
Today we live our lives in a digital network that adds important new dimensions to health records, demographic data, and genetic data. The purpose of the Big Data Forum is therefore to provide a framework to inform discussion, summarise existing best practices, highlight the remaining barriers, and develop policy recommendations to overcome these hurdles.
Themes for WISH 2013
End of Life Care (EoLC) is tragically deficient in many areas of the world, particularly in lower and middle-income countries. Our Forum will encourage nations to make EoLC a national healthcare priority and to create a paradigm shift in which quality EoLC is a benchmark of a successful nation. The Forum will recommend specific steps nations can take to dramatically improve EoLC and will focus on innovations that can provide new solutions.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the founding members and present Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party in Burma (Myanmar). She was elected as a Member of Parliament in the by-elections of April 2012. She is also the Chairperson of the Committees for the Reinvigoration of Rangoon General Hospital and Rangoon University. For her non-violent campaign, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
Mental disorders account for more than a quarter of all years lived with a disability globally, yet the majority of people suffering from these conditions do not receive adequate treatment and care. The Forum members bring a wealth of experience to solving this problem, including national and international policy makers, researchers, representatives from non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
Themes for WISH 2013
United Nations agencies and Governments around the world have taken note of the increasing prevalence of obesity in children and adults as hallmarks of an epidemic of non-communicable diseases. This Forum is scanning the global environment to identify the key challenges and opportunities for tackling obesity. We are identifying case studies around the world showcasing mobilization of local resources and ingenuity in obesity prevention and control.
Virtually all people are patients at some point in their lives. Improving a person's ability to understand and manage his or her own health and disease, negotiate with different cadres of health professionals, and navigate the complexities of health systems is crucial to achieving better health outcomes. This Forum will consider all the different aspects of patient empowerment, including health literacy, chronic disease, self-management, and the role of technology.
Road traffic injury
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major cause of death and disability around the world. Significant progress has been made in reducing RTIs, but more can and should be done. This Forum will build on an analysis of existing best practices as well as promising practices at local, national and international levels to make practical recommendations to policy-makers on how the burden of RTIs can be reduced in an innovative and sustainable way.