Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response

The Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response at Sheba Medical Center was established in 2017 by highly experienced specialists in the field to lead the charge in preparing and responding to global humanitarian crises and emergencies.

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Medical Corps' emergency field hospital

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Medical Corps’ emergency field hospital has been deployed to assist in humanitarian disasters around the world, including in Haiti, Nepal, the Philippines, and Japan. It has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the best in the world, becoming the first to receive the highest possible ranking under the UN agency’s new classification system for disaster response teams.

Fighting AIDS On Many Fronts

Israel was one of the first nations to join in the fight, devoting training, resources, humanitarian aid and medical expertise to the millions suffering from the devastating effects of HIV. Hadassah opened an AIDS-testing clinic in its Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department in 1985 developing a care model for HIV/AIDS that is effectively used not only at home but also in a growing number of other countries

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The humanitarian work of Israeli doctors deserves to be recognized by the World.


Regardless of politics or religion, Israeli doctors (Jewish, Christian, Druze, Muslims) have been providing for decades now medical assistance to victims of natural and human-made disasters in over 140 countries.

Doctors from Israel have helped establish Ebola clinics in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea; leper clinics in South Sudan; spine clinic in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Israeli ophthalmologists trained Liberian nurses and established schools for the blind in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Ruanda

Nearly 5,000 children from across the globe owe their normal living lives thanks to free heart surgeries they received from the hands of Israeli doctors in what it is the largest program in the world for children who need heart surgery. Every week children from Gaza and the West Bank arrive in Israeli hospitals for surgery and check-ups.

Israeli doctors are one of the most prominent part of the community of healthcare professionals of the world who literally deal with the mess left behind by war. In many cases, saving the lives of people that hate their country, throw rockets at their homes, their schools, their hospitals and have sworn the destruction of their people.

Thousands of Syrians, casualties of their country’s civil war have received life-saving medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. Israeli physicians have treated the daughter of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, the daughter in law of George Habash, the niece of Ayatollah Khomeini who with her husband traveled secretly to Israel for a procedure; the President of Zambia Michael Sata, and other world figures.

Because Israeli health-care professionals are building people-to-people, one-on-one relationships, no other endeavor is as successful in achieving dialogue and cooperation and seeding the prospects for peace and understanding; they deserve the world’s recognition and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Medical Assistance to the Syrian People

“If every Syrian child, woman and man return to their homeland, treasuring in their hearts the human encounter which saved their lives, a memory of an embrace from people who they used to consider enemies and who turned out to be human at the most critical time, and if every Syrian who leaves us lets his experience flourish—we may then be able to dream about a better future, for our children and for theirs.”

Dr. Salman Zarka

Save a Child's Heart

Israel runs the most extensive program in the world for children who need heart surgery. Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) provides urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for needy children from developing countries. Based in Israel, its mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where heart surgery is unobtainable.

Eye From Zion

The Eye From Zion organization is a group of Israeli doctors who volunteer their time free of charge to provide emergency medical treatments to underprivileged peoples around the globe. The doctors perform surgeries along with local medical teams, and provide hope for underserved and impoverished individuals.

Magen David Adom

Countries around the world are turning to Magen David Adom (MDA) — Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster relief, ambulance and blood services organization — to learn from its method of shortening emergency-response times.