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This year, saw the WISH 2022 – the World Innovation Summit for Health, take place. Health experts from around the world came together to share ideas on global health innovation and its potential impact on health systems.

In the latest podcast, hear from Dame Sally Davies, the UK’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance – she explains how covid, and treatment uncertainty, put paid to conservative prescribing; and what innovations in microbial treatment are on the horizon.

Also hear from James Campbell, director of the health workforce department at the WHO, who joins us to talk about new data on healthcare staff wellbeing, and why the international market for healthcare staff is no longer the simple solution. 




  • Latest articles commissioned by The BMJ for the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)
  • Led by expert steering committee members from leading organisations
  • Identifying innovative ways to address today’s and tomorrow’s greatest challenges

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We collaborate with global funders in all parts of the world to help them make the most impact by publishing the topics most relevant to today’s health. As a leading global publisher we work with the world’s best academics to raise awareness of issues and provide insight into solutions.

We have been working with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) to bring together global experts on a range of health topics and commissioned them to produce evidence-based reports that identify innovative ways to address today’s and tomorrow’s greatest challenges.

These articles bring together the latest evidence and analysis and are available for you to read, download, share and reuse.

Qatar’s journey to 2022

Since Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in 2010, the country has invested in a range of areas, from infrastructure to social, human and environmental policies. These initiatives will continue well beyond 2022, with the goal of positively impacting the local population and the region as a whole. 


As part of the research agenda for WISH 2022 and in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, three reports examined the results of Qatar’s preparations on the areas of worker welfare, accessibility, and health promotion. 


BMJ provided editorial and logistical support to WISH to produce the following reports:

Promoting health and wellbeing among the migrant workforce Framework for promoting physical activity through sports mega-events Accessible by design

Food security and health in a changing environment: recognising and mitigating risks


Climate change, caused by ever-escalating greenhouse gas emissions, poses a direct threat to human health and survival through exposure to more frequent and severe weather events such as the extremes of heat seen in Europe and Asia in the summer of 2022 and the continued drought in east Africa.

Less well appreciated and understood are the hazards caused by other human activity-driven environmental changes such as biodiversity loss and how these interact with climate change in an interconnected globalised world to create cascading and systemic risks to people and health systems.

This collection of articles considers two key questions. First, to what extent do we understand the relations between food systems and human health, and the risks emerging from climate change? Second, what should we do about them?

Current guidance underestimates risk of global environmental change to food security Global environmental climate change, covid-19, and conflict threaten food security and nutrition Health sector solutions for promoting sustainable and nutritious diets

Empowering and engaging patients


Unlocking access to patient records and aiding decision-making

Empowered and engaged patients have been described as “the block-buster drug of the century,” but all too often this aspect of patient care is neglected. The covid-19 pandemic has, and continues to be, an immense challenge for individuals, communities, and health systems. However, it has also been an opportunity to rethink how care is delivered and patients are engaged. The response to the pandemic meant that physical interactions were restricted in many countries and digital tools have often been seen as a solution.

This collection of articles considers two key ways of empowering patients through digital means. First, by giving patients access to their own medical records. Second, by rapidly developing decision aids to support patients in making informed choices about their health. 

What can we learn from rapidly developed patient decision aids produced during the covid-19 pandemic? Patient empowerment through online access to health records Recognising lived experience is essential to empowering disabled patients Podcast: WISH 2022- Antimicrobial resistance, workforce wellbeing

About this partnership


​​The articles published in this collection were commissioned by The BMJ or the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), for the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2022.

Funding for the articles, including open access fees, was provided by WISH, which is an initiative of the Qatar Foundation.

The BMJ or BJSM peer reviewed, edited, and made the decisions to publish.

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