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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…



Hadassah Hospital Helps Educate Mikveh Attendants To Bolster Women’s Health

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Jerusalem — Every two weeks Daniella Salomon, a Jerusalem-based mikveh attendant, helps women fulfill their religious obligation to immerse in a ritual bath. After a woman emerges from the mikveh and wraps herself in a towel, Salomon said, “I keep an eye out” for anything unusual. “If I were to see a bruise on her…



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…



World Multiple Sclerosis Day -Aly’s Blog

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JUGGLING… It’s not just for entertainers Many of you may have seen a recent YouTube link that went viral. It showed a young boy juggling 3 Rubik Cubes whilst successfully solving each of them! I believe he broke the World Record for his challenge, but in “real life” we all spend our time juggling. Mostly…



Hadassah doctors bring Humanitarian Surgery to Ethiopia

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For eleven-year-old Nazria and 16-year-old Fano, the doctors and nurses from the Hadassah Medical Centre who flew in to Ethiopia from Jerusalem are their last hope. Both have been brought to the Ayder Comprehensive Specialised Hospital in Mekelle, hundreds of miles from their farming villages. Nazria’s frail frame reveals a back twisted into the letter…



Hadassah launch new round building transformation

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The Iconic Hadassah round building will become the centre for specialised medicine. A few years from now, as you round that last bend in the road that winds up to the Hadassah Medical Centre at Ein Kerem, you will see before you two towers gleaming in the Jerusalem sunlight. One is the six-year-old Sarah Wetsman…



“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.…



Hadassah’s Prof. Eitan Kerem Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Batsheva Kerem and Dr. Eitan Kerem made a significant contribution to the scientific world’s understanding of genetic mutations and cystic fibrosis. Together–with their medical/research teams–they mapped the genetic mutation profile of cystic fibrosis among different Jewish ethnic groups in Israel. Since then, life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis has shifted…



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…



“Send in the Clowns” Hadassah UK Event

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Hadassah UK (HUK) brings to London from our hospital in Jerusalem, some of our best practitioners in medicine who have developed world-leading techniques. This week HUK brought one of our best and more unusual, David Barashi (DuSH) their Head Dream Doctors Medical Clown. Hospital Medical Clowning in Israel has developed in a different way to…



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