The Full Story
Welcome to the World Health Service website.
Since the foundation of the World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) in 2015, and believing entirely in the ethos of “Together, We Inspire”, the CEO of WHIS, Gareth Presch, has connected and created partnerships with people and organisations all over the globe.
"To provide health for all - a digital healthcare platform
that supports people to improve their health and wellbeing"
Gareth Presch, Founder, World Health Service
"By 2030 empower, co create and support every citizen, family and community
around the world with access to good health and wellbeing"
CEO Gareth Presch
CFO Ken Herd
Chairman Dr Amir Hannan MBE
Head of Information David Dickinson
SDG3 Experts Manuela Boyle, Dr Miriam Burger, Prof. Dr. Z. Haque, Dr Neela Shabde
Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment – Chair Deirdre Carbery, Tyson Nichols, Steffi Singh, Amany Yahia, Keira Longernan
MSK – Ben Wilkins, Jack Chew, Meg Lowry, Martin Ong’wen, Joost van Wijchen, Ruth Sephton, Darshan Allirajah
Shared Decisions and Personalised Care – Terri Coutee, Dr Minas Chrysopoulo, Suzanne Baars
Advisor Prof Leif Edvinsson
The opportunity exists to create a new model of health, wellbeing, education, knowledge and wisdom that creates value based on prevention of illness. Health and Economics are intrinsically linked as we’ve seen with COVID19. By investing in early intervention we aim to enable people and communities to thrive and improve their health and wellbeing, support existing health services, create new and meaningful jobs while supporting the implementation of the 17 sustainable development goals.
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.
Learning from the World Health Innovation Summit model we now have an opportunity tomove to forward after COVID19 with a platform the support our human right for access to health for all.
We value each and every person we work with and come into contact with
We value patient safety and high quality care
We value all our partners and team’s belief systems; their way of life and their decision making processes
When making decisions about new projects, solutions, services, strategies or models, we always ask “Is it in the best interest of society as a whole?”
We are collaborators and we look for solutions so we can help society as a whole
We work with honesty and integrity – we practice open disclosure in our workplaces and lives
We are compassionate, caring, empathetic and kind - to all we come in contact with
We work together as a team and share our knowledge and experiences with one another to create a culture of learning
We are committed to our communities
We value our partners and societies hard earned money and always ensure that they are getting value for the solutions we provide – we do this true continual evaluation
We are open-minded – no idea will be discarded
We are accountable for our actions – we take ownership for any actions that we may do that are proven to be unethical and when mistakes are made we will admit them.
We are informed – we stay up to date in relation to current affairs which are related to the work we do and constantly strive to upskill to ensure we do the best job we can.
We trust each other and those who share the same ethics and goals.
We are tolerant of one another’s differences of opinions, beliefs and decisions.
We value positivity – we are proactive in our approaches
We value our sharing of knowledge ethos and expect that knowledge to be valued
We value people’s data given to us and protect this data as if it were our own
We value balanced lives - we work at a pace that’s realistic and practical
We work with one another to achieve our communities goals
And in everything we do, we have fun doing it - we smile and we laugh – because this is good for the heart, the soul, and good for our health.
World Health Service (WHS) needs funding to support activities to innovate, inspire and share knowledge. We appreciate all support and donated funds. We build partnerships with our supporters and look to support them through inspiring innovation. The WHS accepts financial and non-monetary support with the mutual understanding that it maintains its independence to inspire people.
This policy seeks to clarify the WHS position on funding received from corporate sponsors. It sets out the guidelines for accepting corporate funding and outlines what it may, or may not, expect from the WHS in return. It does not set out to provide a definition of every possible funding opportunity or relationship, but rather to define a set of principles. This policy adheres to the sponsorship rules that are approved by the Directors/Founder. All staff, volunteers, and the Directors must adhere to this policy and perform their duties in accordance with these rules.
The WHS welcomes funding from corporate sponsors on the basis of the following
Full independence of WHS
Free of corporate bias
Mutual benefit, a win, win relationship
We believe it is important to establish corporate partnerships and maintain relationships with our communities. We do not endorse any products or services. We encourage active partnerships that inspire people.
Our relationships with corporate sponsors are based on mutual respect. We maintain our independence.
We seek a balanced and diverse model of funding from corporate sponsors, public and private institutions, and the voluntary sector. In order to avoid the risks inherent to a relationship with any single corporate sponsor, or a limited number of sponsors, we seek to diversify the types and sources of funding we receive from various partners. For these reasons, whenever possible the WHIS will seek to involve more than one sponsor in its sponsorship and partnership opportunities and give priority to those that accept our values. Exclusive sponsorship will only be accepted when all potential sponsors have had the possibility to express an interest.
Rules and exclusions:
WHS do not endorse medicinal products, brands, or health services and must not appear to do so nor appear to be in any way partisan at all times.
Decisions about the possibility of inclusion into or exclusion from WHS projects and activities are formally made by our management team. Decisions will be made on what the WHS sees as a breach of this policy and referred to the Directors/Founder for review.
Types of partnerships and sponsorship opportunities:
Unrestricted funding covers direct costs such as personnel, equipment, consultants or suppliers, mission and travel expenses, as well as related indirect costs (e.g. telephone, administrative activities,etc.).It allows the WHIS and the funding organisation to develop a mutually beneficial relationship. It provides the WHIS with a dependable source of income over a number of years and enables it to develop and implement its core operations and activities. It allows the funding organisation to gain public credit for its support and to receive other benefits that are tailored to its level of commitment.
Restricted funding covers a single WHS project or activity, such as summit, workshop, or communication tool (for example – training sessions, online media marketing opportunities etc) and covers direct costs, including staff costs. Partnerships and sponsorship of WHS projects and activities is limited to PGP members. PGP members also receive advanced copies of the annual sponsorship package and receive first right of refusal.
Summits, Projects and activities
The Directors on advice from the management team determine on an annual basis which activities the WHS will make eligible for restricted sponsorship. These are outlined in the annual sponsorship package, which is prepared and distributed to potential partners and sponsors each year. The sponsorship package outlines the sponsorship opportunities, rates, and benefits to the partners (for example – recognition, partnership participation, etc) Projects and activities typically include, but are not limited to:
Invitation to our partnership round table forum
Communication materials – posters etc
Charitable one off donations
The WHS welcome one-time charitable donations from individuals and a variety of organisations and companies. While these do not raise an obligation from the WHS to acknowledge support publicly, this information may be announced at our partnership forum as directed by the Founder or nominated Director.
The WHS welcomes non-monetary contributions from individuals and a variety of organisations and companies. These may include, but not limited to:
Pro bono services such as seconded staff or professional services provided without charge.
In-kind donations such as computers etc.
Other non-monetary contributions such as furniture, printing services, the use of meeting rooms etc.
When approaching a corporate company, the WHS or its representative will provide it with this policy on funding as well as its annual sponsorship package. The WHS may request information about the organisation or company, including its principle business activities and products or services it provides. The WHS may also conduct its own research, particularly around the company’s reputation with patient groups and regulators. Should the WHIS have any concern about a real or perceived conflict of interest, it shall notify the Directors for discussion and review.
Prior to entering a sponsorship agreement both parties must sign and exchange this policy (Space below). When financial support is accepted, the WHS and the corporate sponsor shall also sign and exchange a contract, Memorandum of Understanding, letter of agreement, or other written agreement. Only authorised persons form the company and the WHS (It’s Founder, Chair, or an authorised Director) may sign these written agreements.
Corporate sponsors that have joined the PGP or that provided other forms of unrestricted funding may choose to receive an annual report and financial statements, once they are approved by Directors or CEO/Founder. Corporate sponsors that have restricted funding to a specific project, or activity may choose to receive a year-end summary report and financial statements. Sizeable one off donations and non-monetary contributions are presented to Directors.
We are pleased to publicly acknowledge individuals, organisations and corporate partners for their financial support. Specific modes of recognition and visibility are outlined in the WHS sponsorship package. These vary per type and level of financial support received.
Prior to agreement between WHS and the partner shall be reached on the level of visibility, types of logos and wording used to credit a sponsor, and other types of communication. Prior agreement shall also be reached on the wording and logos that partners may use when advertising their WHIS support in their own literature or externally. These agreements shall be reflected in the signed contract, memorandum of agreement, letters of agreement, or written agreement. Public communications not captured in written agreement must be agreed by the WHS Founder/CEO or duly authorised person and the partner or sponsor, and reflected in writing.
The WHS shall give partnership/sponsorship recognition to a corporate sponsor and not to products or services provided by these companies. The policy of the WHS is not to accept product advertising. When partnership or sponsorship recognition is given, the WHS may also state that the acceptance of any sponsorship does not in any way mean the endorsement of any one company of product.
The use of the World Health Service (WHS) logo is restricted to institutions that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement of Cooperation with WHS and only in conjunction with the work that they are undertaking with/for WHS. In addition to being an identifier of the Organization, the WHS logo implies endorsement by WHS of the material it is used in conjunction with. WHS emblem is part of the Organization’s intellectual property and its use implies endorsement by WHS. The WHS logo may only be used on publications (print, electronic or web) with express permission by WHS, and only if WHS has been involved in preparing the text (or the work on which it is based), and only so long as the text is consistent with WHS policies and priorities. The WHS logo shall be used in adherence with the official WHS logo brand guidelines.