Hadassah International Jumps Into Action Over Covid-19
As the tentacles of Covid-19 have enveloped the globe, the Hadassah Medical Organization is providing help for Jewish and medical communities around the world, becoming a trusted voice in the battle against the virus.
To help spread this expertise, Hadassah International has formed a Global Crisis Response Team. Guided by Jorge Diener, associate director of Hadassah International, the team includes medical personnel headed by Dr. Yoram Weiss, director of Hadassah Hospital at Ein Kerem.
As part of the team’s efforts, in Argentina, Hadassah International helped create the CV-19 Argentina Fund. With a target of raising $100 million, the fund would cover the costs of medical equipment and supplies as well as research and vaccine development, among other projects. And thanks to Diener, who sends daily video reports of coronavirus news from Israel—often with aHadassah focus—the Argentinian Jewish News is providing frequent updates for its readers.
In Mexico, the Jewish community turned to HMO for advice on protecting its members. The result is a website that serves as a robust community resource on the coronavirus.
Elsewhere, Hadassah Australia and Hadassah International—in cooperation with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine—organized a webinar showcasing HMO’s and other Israeli hospitals’ experience in dealing with Covid-19. The webinar was attended by more than 300 doctors and medical students from Australia, New Zealand and 15 other countries.
Hadassah medical experts have participated in numerous other webinars and radio and television interviews organized by the response team. Providing reliable information about Covid-19 to both lay audiences and medical colleagues throughout the world, they draw large audiences in multiple languages.