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The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF)

WISH is a global healthcare community dedicated to capturing and disseminating the best evidence-based ideas and practices. WISH is an initiative of QF and is under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, its Chairperson. 

Based in Doha, Qatar, WISH holds a biennial summit that convenes international healthcare policymakers, researchers, innovators and healthcare practitioners. Year round, WISH conducts evidence-based health research and works closely with global partners to promote its mission of “building a healthier world through global collaboration”.

Through international conferences and a range of ongoing initiatives, WISH is creating a global community of leading innovators in healthcare policy, research and industry. Together, they are harnessing the power of innovation to overcome the world’s most urgent healthcare challenges and inspire other stakeholders to action. 

The Pontifical Academy for Life (Pontificia Accademia Pro Vita) is the pontifical academy of the Catholic Church that is dedicated to promoting the Church’s consistent life ethic. Alongside this focus, it conducts extensive research in the fields of bioethics and moral theology.

The specific responsibility of the Academy is: 

  1. to study and from an interdisciplinary perspective on the problems related to the promotion and defense of human life
  2. to enculture people in valuing the sanctity of life through appropriate initiatives, that are respectful of the Magisterium of the Church
  3. to inform the Church leaders, in a clear and timely manner, about the various biomedical science institutions and societal health care organizations, the media, and civil society in general, about the most significant results of its own study and research 

Academic content

Academic content partner: The BMJ

The BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider with a vision for a healthier world, by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes. It publishes more than 70 medical and allied science journals including “Journal of Medical Ethics”.

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