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July 2022

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IsraAID partners with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to provide trauma care

In partnership with Zelenska’s national mental health initiative, IsraAid is sending teams of Israeli trauma specialists to Ukraine for several weeks at a time. Read the full story on eJewish Philanthropy.

July 2022

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Israel

Honeymoon Israel resumes trips after two years of pandemic delays

Two Bay Area cohorts went on trips in May, with more couples going later this summer. “As an interfaith couple, this trip was important to us to learn more about what it means to be Jewish and what traditions we want to carry forward or establish with our future family,” said Tara and Alexander, a Bay Area couple who recently returned from their trip.

March 2022

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Moldova

IsraAID launches Ukraine refugee crisis response in Moldova

IsraAID’s “safe space” for mothers and families on the Ukrainian-Moldovan border provides essential hygiene supplies to refugee families, and gives children a safe place to play and be kids, which is crucial after a harrowing journey and for processing trauma. More than 97,000 refugees have crossed from Ukraine into Moldova, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

October 2021

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Israel

IsraAID coordinates evacuation of 167 vulnerable Afghan nationals

125 vulnerable Afghans arrived in Albania after being evacuated from Afghanistan to a neighboring country following a weeks-long collaborative humanitarian effort from IsraAID alongside governments, aid organizations, activists, and donors. This is the second evacuation from Afghanistan the group has coordinated, following the arrival of 42 vulnerable women, girls, and family members to the UAE on September 6th. Read our grantee story to learn more about IsraAID’s work globally:

July 2021

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Eswatini

IsraAID launches COVID-19 vaccine program in Eswatini

A volunteer reflects on her experience as part of IsraAID’s humanitarian mission to Eswatini supporting the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. IsraAID’s full program there takes a holistic approach to COVID-19 response, leveraging Israeli solutions and lessons learned to date.

June 2021

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Improving outcomes for children with leukemia

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University are pooling their expertise and resources to develop targeted, personalized treatments for children with leukemia. The disease is usually successfully treated with chemotherapy, but about 20 percent of patients subsequently relapse. Many of these children do not survive. Some […]

June 2021

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Harnessing the potential of bioinformatics

Bioinformatics involves developing algorithms and computer software to record and analyze biological data. This young field holds enormous potential for introducing an era of personalized medicine to treat diseases from cancer and diabetes to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. To advance this goal, Tel Aviv University (TAU) and UC Berkeley (UCB) are conducting collaborative research to develop […]

June 2021

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Hunting for predictors of neurodegenerative diseases

Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Data Science are collaborating to identify biomarkers in the earliest stages of four neurodegenerative diseases that have thus far proven basically unstoppable: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and Huntington’s. The prevalence of these devastating diseases continues to increase, and research to date seems to […]

June 2021

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Preparing for widespread trauma and emergencies

The Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), located in Haifa on the Mediterranean coast, is collaborating with Stanford University’s Department of Biomedical Data Science on a broad range of projects. These collaborations have rich potential for advances both in digital health and in big data analysis. Rambam brings first-hand experience through its Center for Trauma, Emergency […]

June 2021

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US-Israel Partnerships: Accelerating medical innovation

One way to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship is by developing new approaches—learning with and from each other—to solving some of the world’s toughest health challenges. San Francisco Bay Area universities are drawing on their traditions of distinguished scholarship to forge the cutting edge of data science and analysis. Israeli scientists have relatively quickly garnered international […]