Helping Children Deal with Trauma

13-year-old Meirav was hit by a car near her home in Jerusalem in the spring of 2021. Her injuries were minor but the emergency care physicians at the Hadassah Medical Organization who first saw the pale and silent teen diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress and referred her for help. Read more

Twin births don’t automatically require C-sections, says Hadassah Ob-Gyn

The worldwide rate of giving birth to twins is at an all-time high. Does every double blessing mean a caesarean section for a safe birth? No, says Prof. Anat Walfisch, head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Mount Scopus. Read more

Wisdom from a Hadassah Hospital Medical Clown

The Hadassah Medical Organization will be celebrating 20 years of medical clowning with its “Dream Doctors.” Read more

2nd International Mental Health and Trauma Conference

Hadassah Australia will host the 2nd International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health 18-20 September, 2022. The 2017 inaugural conference, the first of its type, was hailed an outstanding success. Attracting many of the world’s leading mental health practitioners and researchers to Israel, it also resulted in the sharing of important information on issues around trauma, mental health and PTSD. The 2022 conference theme is "The Impacts of Trauma and Adversity: Challenged and Innovations" Read more

Australian-supported nurses honoured at President's residence

Inspired by the impact of the Hadassah-Achotenu Ethiopian Israeli Scholarships in Health Program, Israel’s First Lady, Michal Herzog, honoured students supported by Hadassah Australia at an event she hosted on Sunday December 5 at Beit HaNassi. Read more

Meet Sheyna, Mother of four and Lymphoma Survivor

Sheyna was taken under the wing of Prof. Neta Goldschmidt, director of the Hematology Day Care Unit at Hadassah, where she was diagnosed and treated for lymphoma. Read more

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