HH Sheikha Moza Attends Closing of WISH 2018

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HH Sheikha Moza Attends Closing of WISH 2018

Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), attended the closing session of the fourth World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) today, where delegates were encouraged to return to their communities and seek innovative ways of solving pressing health issues. 

During the session, WISH, an initiative of QF, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), announced a global database of Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs). The database will become a digital communications platform for CNOs to share ideas and concerns with each other, wherever they are in the world.

The final day of the summit also featured speechs on tackling depression and axiety by swimming Olympian Gold Medalist, Michael Phelps, as well as a call to action on the effects of climate change on health by Former President of Ireland and Chairperson of The Elders, Mary Robinson.

Sultana Afdhal, CEO of WISH, said during the closing session: "WISH 2018 has shown that innovation in healthcare can take many forms, from= the technology being introduced by young entrepreneurs to exceptional ideas that are being developed by academics, policymakers, NGOs, and the healthcare industry. We need to focus on putting the best ideas into practice."