Category Archive for: Relief

Battling Cancer at Hadassah

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Hadassah’s 44-year-old Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah’s Ein Kerem campus has set the benchmark for preventing, treating and researching cancer in Israel. “Its legacy of cancer care is very strong,” affirmed the Sharett Institute’s new director, Dr. Aron Popovtzer. “We’ve seen a 30 percent increase in patients this past year alone,” said Dr. Popovtzer,…



Hadassah UK New Nursery at Mount Scopus – Rosh Hashanah Appeal

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When Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus campus reopened in 1976, it was considered the most spacious and developed hospital in Jerusalem and was built to accommodate 250 births each month. Now this has almost doubled and, with nearly 500 babies born every month, is expected to rise significantly in time as Jerusalem continues to grow. With…



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…



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…



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…



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…



Hadassah UK Appeal: New Rehabilitation Centre Technological Incubator

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Hadassah UK’s Appeal supports the New Rehabilitation Centre Technological Incubator at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus The Rehabilitation Department at Hadassah Mount Scopus is the sole department for patients aged 16-100 in the greater Jerusalem area. This department covers diverse neurological and orthopaedic situations in at least 4 dominant languages. It is characterised by a multicultural…



AN UPDATE FROM HADASSAH HOSPITAL’S MEDICAL CLOWNS

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The Hadassah UK Purim Campaign supports Hadassah’s Medical Clowns A MESSAGE FROM DAVID ‘DUSH’ BARASHI – ‘’HAPPY PURIM TO OUR HADASSAH UK SUPPORTERS’’ As Hadassah Hospital’s Head Clown, I am pleased and privileged to provide you, our partners in the Hadassah “Dream Doctor” Clown Project, with this update. I will share with you how our…



Hadassah Vaccinates over 90% of its Staff

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There are very pleasing statistics coming from Hadassah Medical Centre as the vaccination campaign appears to be working, according to data released last Thursday by Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Segal has been tracking virus trends since the start of the pandemic: He wrote on Twitter that since the…



Hadassah Hospital Opens Israel’s First Paediatric ICU for COVID-19 Patients

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Jerusalem sees surge of ‘very sick’ children in recent weeks; 4 of 8 available beds at new unit already filled, including a 10-day-old baby  Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has opened the country’s first paediatric intensive care unit specifically designed for coronavirus patients after thousands of children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past…



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