On 13 – 14 November 2018 the World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha, Qatar, brought together more than 2,000 leading healthcare influencers, practitioners, innovators, researchers, and policy makers from around the world. The mission of the summit is to work together to deliver healthcare innovation that will have a profound and positive impact on global health. The panel discussion on Healthcare in Conflict Settings explored the multifaceted and interlinked impacts of conflict on health, outlining the challenges and priority actions to help achieve universal healthcare to conflict-affected populations around the world. Panel members included Dr Fouad M Fouad, R4HC Co-Investigator and Co-Director of the Refugees Health Program at the Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut. Dr Fouad discussed health impacts of conflict-related displacement, the political factors and the need for a health system solution by governments and UN agencies. Further panel members included Dr Mohamed Alhajri, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar; Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, WHO; Dr Orkideh Behrouzan, Director of Studies, Medical Anthropology, SOAS University of London; Dr Linda Fried, Columbia University; Prof Mukesh Kapila, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester; Prof David Nabarro, Global Health Chair, Imperial College.