By Khawar Khan
As 1400 health experts, academics and innovators from around the world gathered at the Qatar National Convention Center to highlight world health issues under the platform of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), the focus was on working together to improve existing healthcare facilities.
In her inaugural address at WISH 2016, Her Highness Sheikha Moza binte Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation said, "All of our countries have a healthcare system, but none of them are perfect. Each country faces it's own healthcare challenges and to reduce the disease burden and make a healthier life, we all work together."
The summit included policy briefings on universal health coverage and learning through international collaboration particularly on patient safety as well as panel discussion on the sidelines on autism, health professional education, precision medicine, accountable care, behavioral insights and genomics in the Gulf region and Islamic world.
Dean Jamison, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Global Health and Principle Investigator at the Disease Control Priorities Network at the University of Washington, is mentioned in this story.