Jerusalem trauma experts welcome delegation from Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka

The visit was initiated and organized by the American Jewish Committee.

January 14, 2016 17:15
1 minute read.
Prof. Avi Rivkind

Prof. Avi Rivkind (left) with southeast delegation. (photo credit: HADASSAH)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A team of experts in treating victims of natural disasters from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India visited Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem on Thursday to see how coping with trauma and large natural catastrophes is done here.

The unusual visit focused on Prof. Avi Rivkind, head of Hadassah’s level-1 trauma unit. Some of the visitors came from countries that have no diplomatic relations with Israel, Rivkind said, and they included senior doctors and government officials responsible for coping with trauma and disasters.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Rivkind, who was among the founders of the unit in 1991, told the delegation how the hospital copes with victims of terror, road accidents and stabbings and others hurt by sharp objects. He described Hadassah teams’ treatment of victims of tsunamis, earthquakes and floods abroad; the visitors showed much interest in treatment protocols, how the work was divided up among medial staffers and neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Those from Sri Lanka were surprised to hear that Rivkind visited their country in 2004 to help trauma victims in that year’s tsunami.

The visit was initiated and organized by the American Jewish Committee that works around the world to carry out unofficial ties with many governments and countries under Project Interchange, which was launched 40 years ago. Every year, some 35 delegations of non-Jewish opinion leaders come here for an educational seminar to learn about Israel.

Related Content

Zavitan River
August 15, 2018
Five hospitalized as fear of Leptospirosis outbreak grows