Filipino Women and Children Benefit from Free Medical Check-ups


Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial with Embassy officers, volunteer doctors,
and members of the Filipino community who assisted during the medical mission.

25 March 2015, Tel Aviv, State of Israel – Filipino women and children in Israel benefited from free medical check-ups when the Philippine Embassy conducted its 5th medical mission on 14 March 2015 as part of its humanitarian service to the Filipino community and in celebration of the International Women's Month. The health program was supported by the Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus, and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Association (POLO/OWWA).

The Philippine Embassy welcomed the volunteer doctors and thanked the Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus for its continuing support for the medical mission.

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Headed by Dr. Sigmund Karasch, the team of volunteer doctors included Maor Chavkin, Liya Kerem, Itai Basel, Diroth Hochnap, Ehud Bahne, Sharon Brecher, Rasha Huri, and Jon Eisenberg. The Hadassah Hospital also sent clown Pepe to entertain the children with his magic tricks and colorful balloons as they waited for their turn for check-up. Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino community were also present to assist the doctors in attending to the needs of their patients.

The first medical mission was conducted in 2010 in order to provide free medical consultations to members of the Filipino community as humanitarian service considering the high cost of healthcare in the country. Around 63 women and 18 children benefited from the program this year. --END--