17/11/2014

UPDATES FROM ISRAEL

GLOBAL HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT: 

17.11.2014

 

1. Operation "Hospitals of Hope": Israel’s contribution to the fight against Ebola

On Tuesday, 11 November 2014, Operation “Hospitals of Hope” was launched. The operation, which cost 1.2 million shekels, is a project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is Israel’s contribution to the global fight against the Ebola virus. Israel will send two containers of medical equipment to each of the affected countries– Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The equipment includes mobile clinics with a capacity of 20 beds each, protective equipment, a treatment cart and everything needed to set up the clinics quickly and start treating patients immediately. After the containers arrive at their destinations, teams will be sent to instruct local teams in setting up the clinics, after which they will assume responsibility for running the facilities.  In addition, various NGOs will recruit Israeli doctors to assist the local operators of the clinics.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also sending medical teams to Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire to advise the local residents on preparedness and prevention. This is in addition to large donations of equipment and medications to Sierra Leone, protective kits to the African Union, and other activities.

"Hospitals of Hope" follows other operations in which Israel has sent aid to disaster-struck regions. In the present case, as in the past, Israel is calling upon its vast experience in the area of field medicine to aid another country in need.

read more http://embassies.gov.il/UnGeneva/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Operation-Hospitals-of-Hope-11-November-2014-.aspx

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