There is no greater pain than the death of a child

Fadia Abed-Fatiha, a senior nurse at Hadassah Ein Kerem, delivers a measure of consolation at the most soul-shattering moments a parent ever has to face. She developed “Fadia’s Cart”, an example of cultural tolerance and respect worldwide. [Read more] Read more

International Public Health Program Celebrates its 46th Graduation

On September 2, 22 students from 16 different countries celebrated their graduation from the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) program at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Read more

Hadassah Pediatric Pulmonologist Recognized by Israel's Aliyah Ministry

Prof Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Pediatric Pulmonology Unit and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center, has been named by Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration as one of five immigrant “success stories” for 2021. Read more

HI's Executive Director Shares his Perspective on New Beginnings

“Dusk and Dawn” published on September 14th is the title of a Times of Israel blog, where Jorge Diener, executive director of Hadassah International (HI) writes about beginning’s, self-evaluation, repentance, and regret’s while emphasizing that at Hadassah Hospitals lives are being reborn every day, that supporting healing the world through creating connections around the globe with Hadassah International is his mission in life. Read more

Israeli Study of Lazy Eye Reveals Public Health Blindspot

In the largest population-based study to evaluate the prevalence of lazy eye in teenagers, a team of Israeli researchers found that among 1½ million teens aged 16½ to 18 years old, one percent had a lazy eye. The prevalence was higher among those with lower socioeconomic status and lower scores on cognitive function tests. Read more

COVID-19 Volunteer Recalls the People She Comforted

Last July, Hinda Hekelman was too sick to fast on the Jewish holiday of Tishah B’av, commemorating the destruction of the ancient Jewish temples. She was too weak from the ravages of COVID-19... Read more

Israel Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Israel has just begun administering third doses of the Pfizer vaccine to people over 60 years of age in Israel. On August 2, Reuven Rivlin, former President of Israel, received this booster shot at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem from nurse Hava Gardner. Prof. Yoram Weiss, acting director-general of the Hadassah Medical Organization, and Dr. Inon Buda, deputy director of Hadassah Ein Kerem, accompanied him. Read more