World Health Innovation Summit is a platform that brings public and private partnerships together to fund and deliver healthcare solutions globally.
As part of our advisory services we can provide research and analysis, peer and
expert-led knowledge-building, strategic networking, and deal flow in healthcare and life sciences to optimise positive outcomes through investments.
HEALTH IS WEALTH
By investing in health we can help achieve other Sustainable Development Goals, such as:
#ClimateAction #Sustainablecities #Economicgrowth #GenderEquality
#Innovation #HealthforAll #WHIS
*WHIS provides support to our local, national and international healthcare colleagues by:
Dr Amir Hannan - Chairman
Dr Amir Hannan is a full-time GP at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres in Hyde, UK, Director of the local GP Federation, Orbit Healthcare Ltd, Chair of West Pennine Local Medical Committee, Chair of the Association of Greater Manchester Local Medical Committees, Co-Chair of the Greater Manchester NHS Values Group and Chair of the World Health Innovation Summit.
Founder & CEO Gareth Presch Introducing World Health Innovation Summit
WHIS is a health care and well-being company with a mission and vision to help people live healthier lives and is supporting health systems to collaborate and work better to deliver health for all.
Mission We create real opportunities to empower communities, globally. We aim to improve people’s overall health and wellbeing, while supporting local economies. We partner with citizens and communities across the world to do this.
Vision WHIS aims to support our communities to implement and deliver all seventeen of the Sustainable Development Goals in every country in the world.
WHIS values each and every person. We show our values through our actions: Trust, Transparency, Honesty, Integrity and Respect. We treat others how we would like to be treated.
WHIS Model Our model is simple. We are a community interest company. We generate revenue and reinvest it back into local communities to deliver the SDGs. We do this in a number of ways.
As the future of healthcare shifts too prevention and keeping people healthy we will also see healthcare expenditure shift.
The World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) aims to relieve the pressures on health services by giving our communities the tools to take care of their own physical and mental wellbeing... from childhood through to old age.
Ultimately we hope to change the way people think about their health, physically and emotionally. Giving them the ownership and the tools to make a difference.
We help to inspire and inform people in their communities to implement change to improve their health and wellbeing
The current healthcare systems tend to be based predominantly on a sick-care model, the system is essentially one that waits until we have fallen ill. We face unprecedented challenges with global staff shortages predicted to be 18m by 2030 (BMJ). Healthcare costs (US$ 8.3 trillion or 10% of global GDP ref: WHO) have been rapidly rising over the past few decades. According to the Institute for Global Health Sciences of the University of California-San Francisco (Duff-Brown, 2017), diseases like obesity, cancer, etc. could cost $47 Trillion Dollars by 2030 This unsustainable demand and increase in costs can be largely attributed to the growth in the human population along with a diverse population that results in higher incidence of chronic and multiple conditions. As well as this, a one-size-fits-all approach to health doesn’t work. Both consumer preferences for convenience and affordability are shifting, as well as demand for a more efficient, personalised delivery model is growing.
Additionally, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has dramatically unveiled the health inequalities (Gender, Disability etc) that exist in societies across the world, alongside the fragile state of the world’s health. With climate change the next challenge how will we address these challenges while delivering the UN sustainable development goals?
Health and Economics are intrinsically linked as we’ve seen with COVID19.
WHIS is a platform that brings patients, clinicians, managers, voluntary sector, education and the business community together to create value while supporting our health and social care services.
Based in the heart of Cumbria [UK] WHIS identified that people in the community would be better supported if they had more access to holistic solutions in their locality. Taking a person centred health approach (prevention), WHIS recognised that there are four key cornerstones all of which needed to be supported at the same time by the same people: Economy, Education, Environment and Ecosystems.
WHIS uses its knowledge and network to provide opportunities - bridging the gap between community stakeholders, industry and investors, specialising in health care and particularly the delivery of SDG3 (Good health and wellbeing).
The WHIS network provides an entry point into any health eco-system worldwide.
WHIS provides a platform for knowledge sharing, idea creation, and solutions in health care, using our unique skills, influence and network to mentor projects ensuring they are sustainable and bankable.
International Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards are fully integrated into our process. We integrate ESG into our thesis and use milestones to ensure environmental, social and governance standards progress through our model.
Contact us to find out more about our proprietary WHIS healthcare deal-flow and wider opportunities.
We work with Governments to implement and support healthcare solutions.
Empower communities to improve their health and wellbeing.
Co-design and co-implement our WHIS programmes.
Support local recruitment & staff health and wellbeing – increase retention.
Create hubs for health and social care innovation worldwide.
Create social capital and intellectual capital and support new industries.
Professionals reported decreased professional isolation and improved motivation:
67% said “I have improved my professional network.”
63% said “I have better access to new and innovative ideas through WHIS.”
53% said “I have a more positive professional outlook.”
52% said “I have improved my general professional knowledge base.”
48% said “I feel less isolated professionally."
"An international exchange of ideas,
enthusiasm, best practice and shared
values, right on our own doorstep! An
exciting opportunity to showcase our
beautiful county and its people, and
remind ourselves what resources we
already have, and our potential for
achieving even more. It provides an
opportunity to improve health both
locally and globally, in a myriad of ways
and will help us attract health care
professionals to the region".
Dr Laura Hipple, NHS Cumbria, UK
“I feel more pride and hope in the future of health & social care.” Summit attendee
“WHIS has connected many people who have gone on to develop collaborations and improved their lives and others they provide services for.”
"I have learnt that I could control my
helped me see that." Boy Age 9
"To be more aware of people around me. Work
together. I have enjoyed everything.
" Girl, 8
Chapter 3: The World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) Platform for Sustainable Development.
From the Digital Economy to Knowledge in The Healthcare Sector.
Gareth Presch, Francesca Dal Mas, Daniele Piccolo, Maksim Sinik and Lorenzo Cobianchi.
One Health: Transformative Enterprises, Wellbeing and Education in the Knowledge Economy
Piero Formica Maynooth University, Ireland
Chapter 6. The transformative enterprise: World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) platform for sustainable development; Gareth Presch
WHIS WEBINAR - LEAVING NO-ONE BEHIND
Disabilities & Inclusion - people with lived experience
Unit 1, The Old Warehouse, Lorne Crescent, Carlisle, England, CA2 5XW
09:00 – 17:00