Yoram Weiss, acting director-general of Hadassah Medical Organization, and Naomi Adler, CEO of Hadassah Women's Zionist Organisation of America (HWZOA), assisting with loading medical supplies onto the van for transport to the Ukrainian Embassy.

The crisis in Ukraine is heart-wrenching for us all, and we are praying for a swift end to the conflict. Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) has responded swiftly as the situation has unfolded.

HMO sent a truck from Jerusalem filled with requested medical supplies to the Ukrainian Embassy in Tel Aviv.

The supplies were then airlifted to the Ukrainian border with Poland. The shipment included:

  • Sterile surgical covers and clothing
  • Disposable scalpel blades
  • Equipment for wound therapy
  • Orthopaedic devices for external fixation
  • Bag valve mask resuscitators
  • Surgical thread and other wound dressing materials 

Israel is now moving to build refugee aid centres on Ukraine's western border, that will serve all Ukrainians escaping the war in their country, Jewish or not, with an emphasis on providing them with winter gear.

In addition, a field hospital is to be erected in Lviv in the coming days by the Health Ministry, Sheba Medical Center and the Clalit HMO. The field hospital will include maternity and paediatric wards, an emergency room and a telemedicine area that will allow doctors in Israel to help refugees over the Internet.

Hadassah Australia President, Ron Finkel AM reflects,

We are truly proud that, once again, Hadassah Hospital has stepped up and has put itself at the forefront to help alleviate a humanitarian crisis. This is the tradition of Henrietta Szold. Over many decades Hadassah Hospital has been meeting humanitarian challenges in conflict zones and following natural disasters globally. To Hadassah Hospital we say “thank you”.


We thank Rhoda Smolow, HWZOA National President & Naomi Adler, HWZOA CEO for the HMO news.

8 March 2022

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