WHO head praises Hadassah Medical Center

WHO Director General Ghebreyesus arrives in Israel unexpectedly, praises Hadassah's hemato-oncology ward.

Galit Or,

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Hadassah Director Professor Ze'ev Rothstein
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Hadassah Director Professor Ze'ev Rothstein
Hadassah spokesperson

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrived in Israel over the weekend for a surprise visit, and toured Hadassah Medical Center's Ein Kerem campus.

Together with Health Ministry Director General Moshe Bar Siman Tov, Ghebreyesus toured the hospital's pediatric hemato-oncology ward, speaking with parents, patients, the medical staff, nurses, and social workers, who told him about the challenges the face.

Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department Head Dr. Gal Goldstein briefed Ghebreyesus on the innovative treatments used in the ward.

Summarizing his visit, Ghebreyesus said, "I am amazed by the level of dedication and the staff's impressive devotion to the patients, as well as by the continuous thought which goes into treatment. [The thought is] not just about the sick children, but also about their families. I am impressed by the level of involvement of every staff member in the patients' treatment."

"Hadassah is proof that medical treatment creates a bridge between people, and a center of hope," he said.


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