No cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in Israel at this time, but despite precautions, no one can guarantee that a person arriving by air at Ben Gurion Airport or by land over one of the borders will not be carrying the Ebola virus. About 300 persons come to Israel every year from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African countries where there is active transmission of Ebola.
Keynoting the colorful 39th graduation ceremony of the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) program of the Hadassah-Hebrew University’s Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine was 1999 IMPH graduate, Dr. Anna Marzec-Boguslawska, Director of The National AIDS Center, Warsaw, Poland. Her topic was: "Bringing it All Together: Building on the IMPH experience for effective responses to public health threats in an ever-changing world.”
Iemima died today October 26, 2014 at Hadassah, the second victim of a terrorist who deliberately drove his car into a crowd at the Light Train station in Jerusalem.
Every new life is a miracle, but sometimes the miracle is unmistakable. Six months after the birth of their son, Tamar (Tami) and Yehudah Dror still can’t believe they have a healthy baby. But they do know exactly who to thank.
The members of the group from Brazil had been in Israel all week, and had followed the news which had highlighted Prof. Rivkind’s life-saving role in each one of the tragic incidents. Hadassah, once again, was at the forefront of dealing with mass casualties of war and natural disasters.
On Wednesday, October 22nd, a terror attack in Jerusalem killed a baby girl and the wounded were rushed to our hospitals on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem.
The Panama Uplift project was a private event with limited capacity and was held in an art studio. Thirteen women of different ages participated. Each one came inspired and created a work of art.
Thousands of weeping Israelis of all ages accompanied Lieutenant Tamar Ariel to her final resting place in Israel’s Moshav Masuot Yitzhak, where her mother, Anat Tuchman Ariel, and her father, Hanan Ariel, met while her mother was on Hadassah’s Young Judaea Year Course. Some knew Tamar from the family's Hadassah/Young Judaea connections; others were family and friends. Still others came to pay their last respects to the first religious woman to complete the Air Force's tough pilots' course and thereby make history.
At its 26th annual conference in Shanghai, China, the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) awarded its International Prize for Medical Innovation and Technology to Prof. Yoav Mintz, Director of the Center for Innovative Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center for his research aimed at developing a novel, nonsurgical method to perform gastric bypass and cure Type 2 diabetes. Approximately 300 participants were on hand from about 20 countries.
"It was wonderful to see Prof. Avi Rivkind [head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Trauma Unit] come to take us home," said Roey Fatal, 32, of Jerusalem, one of seven Israeli survivors of the avalanche in Northern Nepal. Roey is now being cared for in Hadassah’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center For Emergency Medicine, surrounded by family and other survivors, who were brought back to Israel on a private plane donated by an Israeli businessman.