Hadassah has had a strong program for cooperation and reaching out to Ethiopia that reaches back for over 20 years.

The Ethiopian Ambassador to Israel, His Excellency Mr. Reta Alemu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia, along with other diplomats representing Ethiopia, visited Hadassah Hospital for the first time to learn about Hadassah and it’s many achievements.

During a meeting with Prof. Yoram Weiss – Director of Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem, Prof. Weiss declared:

It is important to us at Hadassah to strengthen and develop our cooperation with Ethiopia.

While touring Hadassah’s new Milstein Heart Center, His Excellency met Prof. Arthur Pollak – the Director of the Acute Cardiac Care Center and  Clinical Research. Prof. Pollak took the delegation to see the Cath Lab, the intensive therapy unit, and some of the highly advanced technology and capabilities of this world-class facility.

 Ethiopian Ambassador meets a patient and his family.

The Ambassador, together with the other members of the delegation, donned surgical scrubs for a visit to see the state-of-the art Operating Rooms at Hadassah. They were also very pleased to have the opportunity to actually meet with an Ethiopian patient.