Category Archive for: Jerusalem

LEST WE FORGET THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC YEAR

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Hinda and Chaim, an Israeli couple who suffered from Covid-19, went on to become volunteers at Hadassah Hospital. In this story they share their experiences of helping other hospitalised victims at Hadassah. Last year on Tisha Be’av, Hinda Hekelman was too sick to fast. She was coughing and weak from the ravages of COVID-19. “Back…



ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTER CONFIRMS POSSIBLE LOCKDOWN AS NUMBER OF SERIOUS COVID-19 CASES MOUNT

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Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz tells Army Radio that another lockdown is a “possibility.” As number of serious cases continues to rise, Hadassah Medical Centre reopens COVID unit. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convened a meeting on Sunday devoted to more stringent enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in light of a spike in the number of new cases…



Curbing Delta’s force, Vaccines keep Israel’s Hospitals calm and avert lockdown

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‘’If we weren’t so well-vaccinated, lockdown would be looming.’’ Israel would be in the throes of a huge virus spike and hurtling toward a new lockdown, had it not reached such high vaccine coverage, the government’s top COVID adviser said. Despite having a large population 12 years old and younger who cannot currently receive shots,…



From Israel to South America: Hadassah’s Butterfly Effect

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Blog by Jorge Diener, Executive Director at Hadassah International It is an understatement to say that we are living in extraordinary times. More than a year ago, disruption was a word that represented innovation, creativity and thinking out-of-the-box. The Coronavirus pandemic has locked us inside boxes and disrupted, in one way or another, the lives…



HADASSAH IS JERUSALEM’S FIRST PUBLIC BODY TO USE NATURAL GAS

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‘Our patients and those around us will be able to breathe cleaner air and the economic savings will allow the hospital to expand the services’ it can provide to arriving patients. Hadassah-University Medical Centre, Ein Kerem, became the first public institution to operate with the help of natural gas last Tuesday evening. In a ceremony…



MEET ISRAEL’S ‘MEDICAL AMBASSADOR’ TO THE UAE

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Tatiana Zhelninova, the former chief Physician and Medical Director of Hadassah Medical Moscow in Skolkovo, is striving to bring Israel’s top doctors and best biotechnologies to the United Arab Emirates, thereby improving healthcare in the region. “For doctors, nurses and medical professors, nationality and race are not important,” she told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday…



ARAB PHYSIOTHERAPIST AT HADASSAH HEALS MORE THAN THE PHYSICAL FOR HER PATIENTS

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This article is adapted from The Branch, a monthly podcast exploring individual relationships between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. The Branch is produced by Hadassah and created by Dina Kraft, a journalist based in Tel Aviv. Rasha Ghaith, a physiotherapist, hands a soccer ball to her patient, a 70-year-old retired lawyer Uri whose muscles…



‘’We Must Focus On What We Share’’

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“Our society needs to heal. We are mixed, and this is what makes us beautiful and special. But we need to focus on what we have in common, not on our differences. We have to think about our shared destiny.” This is the hope of Dr. Shaden Salameh-Youssef, currently the director of the Emergency Medicine…



JEWISH FAMILY AND CHRISTIAN ARAB PATIENT UNITED AT HADASSAH

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Randa Aweis, a 58-year-old Christian Arab, has been treated at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for nine years. Her need for a kidney transplant had become urgent. When Yigal Yehoshua died from his injuries after a mob threw rocks at him as he headed home in Lod last week, his family consented to donate his kidney. The transplantation was performed by Dr. Abed…



Number of serious Coronavirus patients in Israel drops below 200

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At the peak of the pandemic some 1,200 people were in serious condition. The Israeli Health Ministry reported last week: The number of coronavirus patients in serious condition has dropped to 193, the lowest figure since last July. The number of new daily cases has been steadily declining, and at last count 2,270 people were…



Newborns Won’t Get COVID-19 Through Infected Mom’s Breast Milk

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A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting breast milk in the hospital. Researchers said the findings support existing advice from public health authorities. Last…



Hadassah Ophthalmologist First Israeli to Win Prestigious ARVO Award

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Prof. Jacob Peer, Head of the Onco-Opthalmology Department at Hadassah-University Medical Centre, has become the first Israeli to win the prestigious Joanne G. Angle Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Prof. Peer, won the award earlier this month from ARVO, the largest eye and vision research organisation in the world…



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