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Building Bridges, one by one

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At Hadassah we talk about “building bridges to peace” which is part of our everyday work and our ethos. It is not a cliché but occurs every day quietly, one-by-one. Here are just three recent examples of Hadassah interactions making a huge difference for specific individuals. The Hadassah-St. John Joint Teaching Programme The Joint Teaching…



“IN ISRAEL, A PALESTINIAN IS A DIRECTOR OF A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SERVICE”

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…More than a Hospital Building Bridges to Peace Surgery Transplant Surgery Published By AJN on September 3, 2018 Dr. Abed Khalaileh is director of the Kidney Transplant Service of the Department of General Surgery, at the Hadassah Hospital. Of Palestinian origin, he was born in Jerusalem, in a family of seven brothers. After a brief…



Iraqi Yazidis take medical clowning course at Hadassah

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A group of Yazidis has recently travelled to Israel from Iraq and taken a course in medical clowning, with the goal of helping traumatised children from persecuted minorities in the war-ravaged country. The course was prepared by Dream Doctors, the organisation that trains Hadassah’s Medical Clowns, and organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as…



Paediatric Cardiologists from Hadassah Hospital help to save Syrian children.

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A unique collaboration is being launched between Hadassah Medical Centre and the Baruch Padeh Poriya Hospital in Tiberias to help save the lives of Syrian children and adolescents who suffer from complex and life-threatening heart abnormalities. Fourteen Syrian children will be examined at Hadassah Medical Centre soon by a team of experts, as part of…



WHO Director-General visits Hadassah & calls for health to be used as a bridge for peace.

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WHO Director-General calls for health to be used as a bridge for peace between Israel and Palestine World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded his first visit to Israel by recognizing the progress made in the Israeli health system, and calling for health to be used as a “bridge for peace”. During his…



“Hadassah in the News” with new Motor Neurone Disease research trial

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“Hadassah in the News” New Agreements for Human Embryonic Stem Cells Developed at Hadassah The Israeli Ministry of Health’s Supreme Committee granted approval yesterday to conduct the first two phases (I/Iia) clinical trial with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and Lou Gehrig’s disease, using a unique cell therapy.…



Shabbaton Choir – Our Hadassah Medical Clown Ambassadors

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On Monday 12th February, the Shabbaton Choir visited Hadassah Hospital to serenade to its patients. Along with the choir were Chazzans Lionel Rosenfeld and Jonny Turgel, who joined the choir in their visit. The choir’s first stop was the magnificent Marc Chagall’s windowed synagogue located within the Hospital. The light that emanates from the twelve…



Lawyer Mark Lewis tells of pride at offering hope to MS sufferers

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The media lawyer says he’s been “inundated” with messages of support and help after Channel 4 documentary. The Jewish lawyer who took part in a ground-breaking clinical trial of stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis in Israel has revealed he has been overwhelmed with messages of support and offers of assistance after his experience was…



Mark Lewis: ‘I’ve fought MS for most of my life – new treatments mean I could soon win’

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By Guy Kelly 19 November 2017 Mark Lewis photographed near his Baker Street office last week CREDIT: RII SCHROER/TELEGRAPH 19 November 2017 When Mark Lewis was 24 years old, he sat in a doctor’s office and braced himself for bad news. After visiting his GP for tingling and numbness he had attributed to a probable…



Hadassah Mexico Humanitarian Mission for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

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MEXICO EMBRACES THE MENTAL TRAUMA EXPERTISE OFFERED BY HADASSAH As the earth rolled beneath his feet and buildings crumbled, the Mexico City Secretary of Health, Dr. Armando Ahued, knew that he and his colleagues did not have the expertise to deal with the short and long-term consequences of the mental trauma that would follow the…



Dream Doctors’ storm their way across, Texas for disaster relief mission

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The Dream Doctors Project, in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli Consulate in Houston, has sent 2 specially-trained therapeutic medical clowns aka ‘Dream Doctors’ to Houston, Texas, to bring humanitarian aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Over the years, Hadassah’s Dream Doctors have worked on humanitarian projects including responding to…



Hadassah Surgery Clarifies Gender for Palestinian Teen

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HADASSAH SURGICALLY REMOVES MALE TESTICLES FROM TEENAGE GIRL BY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 18:52 The 14-year-old patient, who was born without a uterus, is reported to be in good condition. Paediatric urologists have surgically removed testicles found inside a 14-year-old girl who was born without a uterus. The very rare case, treated at Hadassah…



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