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Sultanate Takes Part in WISH 2016

Sultanate Takes Part in WISH 2016

Sultanate Takes Part in WISH 2016


H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Al-saidi, Minister of Health led the Sultanate’s delegation at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), which began yesterday Tuesday at Al Doha, Qatar.

The two-day Conference discusses several topics including Autism, Health Professional Education, and Precision Medicine. It will further address topics such as Accountable Care, Genomics in the Gulf Region and Islamic Ethics, and behavioral insights. Moreover, WISH will look into the subject of cardiovascular diseases and investing in Health.

The plenary sessions will discuss the infectious diseases and global diffusion of healthcare innovation.

Furthermore, the conference will touch upon the WISH policy regarding delivering affordable cancer care as well as Dementia, which is a growing public health concern. 

In addition to the discussions, the conference will provide an opportunity for young innovators to display their innovations in healthcare in front of healthcare leaders and decision makers. The WISH 2016 Innovation Showcases represent some of the world’s most exciting healthcare innovations, ranging from practical devices and business models, to design-based solutions. Some of innovative projects in WISH 2016 include a voice-messaging service aimed at educating pregnant women in rural areas about maternal health, and a communication device for speech-impaired people that uses images and environmental data, and other projects.

On the sideline of the conference, Dr. Al-saidi met today H.E. Dr. Hanan al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health for the State of Qatar. The two parties exchanged the cordial conversations, as well as discussed the bilateral cooperation between the two sisterly countries in the field of health.