Doha, 04 Nov 2020
This year’s Doha Healthcare Week (DHW), developed by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), is taking place from Nov. 08-14,will draw attention towads the need for greater public awareness of health challenges. In this regard, a series of webinar and professional development activities are planned, without any fees for registration.
WISH, Qatar Foundation’s global health initiative in collaboration with local partners including Ministry of Public Health (MoPH); Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC); Sidra Medicine in engaging the community to learn about importance of prenatal ultrasounds and the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes.
Virtual events along with all full pr0gram activities are open to all globally. Registration and program details can be accessed via https://2020.wish.org.qa/doha-healthcare-week/
Aljawhra Al-Mana, Head of Partnerships at WISH while expressing her appreciation to the institutions; healthcare professionals; and all other partners said that ‘we are excited to work with them to fully engage our communities to encourage the adoption of healthier lifestyles. We are also pleased to invite a global audience to take part in our activities this year. Combined with the physical and psychological stress of the pandemic this past year, our goal of promoting health and well being during Doha Healthcare Week, is all the more important.”
In keeping with its focus on healthcare innovation, WISH in cooperation with Ministry of Transport and Communications of State of Qatar has arranged an Entrepreneurship Session for healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs at their TASMU Innovation Lab on November 8.
Aspetar, Doha based world’s leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital will present a one-day workshop about health and nutrition, with BMI tests and consultations for students and their parents on November10 and PE teachers on November 11.
Qatar Diabetes Association will present COVID-19 and Diabetes on November10 at 5.30pm. The session will discuss the latest studies done to reflect the different effects of COVID-19 on people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, gestational diabetes, and obesity.
To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14, HMC, the MoPH, and the PHCC will also present a session on diabetes. In addition, they will partner to hold public sessions on mental health and geriatrics, respectively.
Sidra Medicine, State of the art, world-class healthcare for women and children,focusing on women’s health has arranged a webinar session in English on ‘Recommendations on Ultrasound in Pregnancy’ on Nov. 10, from 02-03pm, Qatar Time. Sidra Medicine Experts will be participating.
Prof. Karim Kalache will focus on’ Importance of prenatal ultrasounds’ and reasons why they are done, ‘routine ultrasounds in early pregnancy’, and what mothers-to-be can expect from the Sidra Medicine team.
The second webinar on Women’s Health and its Challenges will be presented by Dr. Aisha Ahmad Yousuf in Arabic on November 12, from 02-3pm.
Marking month of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) in collaboration with HMC and the National Cancer Program at the MoPH will present a CPD-accredited webinar for primary health care providers on ‘Suspected Lung Cancer Referral Guidelines’ on November 14.
Healthcare providers will be able to make good practical use of the referral guidelines for suspected lung cancer cases to enhance the quality of existing cancer care in Qatar.
WISH Doha Healthcare Week will take place from Nov. 08-14, ahead of WISH 2020. Virtual 2020 WISH will take place from Nov. 15-19.
For Regiseration to attend the summit: https://2020.wish.org.qa/register/