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WISH plays key role in WHA Antimicrobial Resistance Resolution

IMPACT USA

Leading US journal Health Affairs features ten WISH-inspired articles in September 2014 issue on global healthcare policy.

Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research, focusing on policy issues at a local, regional and international level. The journal promotes analysis and facilitates ongoing discussions on ways to improve health and healthcare issues. In its September issue on global healthcare policy it featured 10 articles written by World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) authors and contributors.

WISH report presented at International Conference on Universal Health Converge

Ms Jeanette Vega, Director, Fondo Nacional de Salud, Chile, and Former Head of Rockefeller Foundation, is a member of WISH’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum. In March 2015 Ms Vega was a keynote speaker at an international conference in Washington DC titled: "Advancing Universal Health Coverage Through Smart Choices”.

IMPACT USA

WISH Forum Chair co-authors US patient engagement report.

In March 2014, the Lucian Leape Institute released a new report co-authored by Ms Edgman-Levitan. Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care is a call to action for health leaders, clinicians, and policy makers, and includes specific recommendations to ensure greater patient and family engagement at all levels of healthcare.

IMPACT UK

WISH research supports UK Parliament report on Mental Health.

The joint APPG Mental Health report was the culmination of several months’ work by members of the All Parliamentary Groups on Global Health and Mental Health, instigated by Lord Nigel Crisp, former Chief Executive of the National Health Services, after the publication of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) report on mental health, Transforming Lives, Enhancing Communities: Innovations in Mental Health, published in December 2013.

IMPACT UK

WISH Forum findings presented at leading UK patient safety conference.

The Patient Safety Congress brings together leading directors, managers and practitioners from throughout the UK healthcare system. It offers a hands-on, solution-driven approach to sharing the latest and most innovative developments in patient safety. The 2014 Congress featured more than 78 hours of content, including 12 streams, 150 speakers (the keynote address was delivered by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health), 66 sessions, a workshop, and study tour and two invitation only summits.

IMPACT Switzerland

For the 2014 WHA, WISH officials partnered with Qatar's Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to form part of the Qatar delegation.

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of the WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by an Executive Board. The main functions of the WHA are to determine the priorities and policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General and supervise financial policies.

Wish contributes to Call for Action at first World Health Organization Ministerial meeting on Dementia.

Following the publication of the WISH 2015 Dementia report ‘A Call To Action: The Global Response to Dementia through Policy Innovation’, , CEO Mr Egbert Schillings participated in WHO’s inaugural Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in March 2015. The meeting took place in Geneva and brought together more than 400 policymakers, healthcare experts and NGOs from 80 countries.

IMPACT Australia

WISH CEO tells Brisbane Global Café - Health systems are ‘unprepared’ for an era of super ageing

Mr Egbert Schillings CEO of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), has told a packed audience of global thought-leaders at the Brisbane Global Cafe event that, although health innovation has improved access, quality and life expectancy, health systems remain ill-equipped to cope with these changes.

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Washington, DC, USA

WISH report presented at International Conference on Universal Health Converge.

Boston, USA

WISH Forum Chair co-authors US patient engagement report.

UK

WISH research supports UK Parliament report on Mental Health.

London, UK

WISH Forum findings presented at leading UK patient safety conference.

Geneva, Switzerland

Wish contributes to Call for Action at first World Health Organization Ministerial meeting on Dementia.

Brisbane, Australia

WISH CEO tells Brisbane Global Café - Health systems are ‘unprepared’ for an era of super ageing

Background

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It provides leadership on global health matters, shapes the health research agenda, sets standards and articulates evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of the WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by an Executive Board. The main functions of the WHA are to determine the priorities and policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General and supervise financial policies.

The Assembly formally issues its decisions in the form of Resolutions.

WISH impact

For the 2014 WHA, WISH officials partnered with Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to form part of the Qatar delegation.

Highlighting the profound threats posed by increasing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) highlighted in the WISH report: Antimicrobial Resistance: In Search of a Collaborative Solution, the Qatar delegation delivered a powerful intervention which helped to secure the agreement and adoption of a Resolution aimed at combating the global threat posed by AMR.

The report, and support provided by WISH to the Qatar delegation is another example of how this global initiative is helping to shape meaningful debates about the most urgent healthcare issues at the highest level.

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