Updated on 11 December 2013
World leaders and policy makers have gathered in Doha to discuss innovative solutions to the most pressing global health challenge
Singapore: World leaders and policy makers have gathered in Doha, Qatar, to discuss innovative solutions to the most pressing global health challenges at the inaugural World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).
Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozabint Nasser, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, WISH brought together close to 1,000 global health innovators and policy makers including heads of state, ministers, senior government officials, academics and influential business leaders from 67 countries.
The summit will showcase a practical range of recent innovations from around the world including technological advances, new business models and design-based solutions covering health matters as diverse as obesity, mental health, accountable care, big data and healthcare, antimicrobial resistance, end of life care, patient engagement and road traffic injuries. There will also be a special panel on Health and Ethics.
Innovations will be on display in state-of-the-art innovation 'pods' alongside the individuals who turned these novel ideas into practical solutions.
Delegates at the summit will hear from distinguished keynote speakers including Mr Simon Stevens, president, Global Health Division, United Health Group; Mr Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of Myanmar's National League for Democracy; Mr Boris Johnson, Mayor of London; and Mr John Dineen, president and CEO of GE Healthcare.