As a class project, students in the International Master of Public Health program of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine came up with a plan to treat cholera that has been adopted by the International Red Cross.
A Hadassah dermatologist and her team of researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that causes a particular constellation of symptoms: hyperpigmentation of the legs and lower torso, accompanied by hearing problems and an enlarged liver.
The Hadassah Medical Center’s Director of Medical Tourism, Amitai Rotem, reports that in a recent week, Hadassah welcomed patients from Kuwait, Jordan, Russia, Cyprus, and Greece.
Dvir Mussai, a victim of terrorism at the age of 13 when he stepped on a land mine, celebrated his wedding recently, after many years of reconstructive surgery.
Continuing with its support of the new Trauma Unit at Panama’s Hospital Santo Tomas, the Hadassah Medical Center sent a team to Panama to provide hands-on training for the doctors and nurses in the emergency, surgery, and trauma units.
The group of Australian parliamentarians that visited the Hadassah Medical Center in November were most appreciative of the presentation about pediatric metabolic diseases, delivered by Dr. Stanley Korman, who grew up in Melbourne and now works with Dr. Orly Elpeleg, Director of Hadassah’s pediatric metabolic disease unit.
Paying a visit to the Hadassah Medical Center during their trip to Israel, a “Help the Jews Home” delegation enjoyed a presentation about Hadassah’s role in Israel’s community health centers by Dr. Nava Braverman, head of Hadassah’s Patricia and Russell Fleischman Women’s Health Center.
Hadassah President Nancy Falchuk donned a hard hat and went below ground level to see the progress at the construction site of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower. "There's no denying that these are difficult economic times," Mrs. Falchuk noted, “but we are an organization that has been through both a Depression and war. We know that we can meet our future challenges.”
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Dr. David Mankuta, head of the Delivery Room at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem, responded to a request for a volunteer to care for rape victims in a remote village in the East Congo, where he was the only obstetrician/gynecologist for ten million women.
Mayors from Albania, Belgium, Belize, Buczek, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji Islands, Guinea, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Tanzania, The Gambia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay toured and were briefed at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem while in Israel for the Jerusalem International Conference of Mayors on September 16.