How Israel prevented an even larger COVID-19 disaster

As we struggle to recover economically and physically from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to understand just how severe the crisis could have been had it not been for EMS services like MDA.

MDA paramedic Yuval Eliyahu instructs home birth
MDA paramedic walks father through home birth amid lockdown

'That same evening, I continued my shift with a great sense of satisfaction and a smile that I couldn't get to leave my face for hours.'

A police officer updates a criminal report
Young man murdered in Tel Aviv hotel, two suspects arrested

The sound of a gunshot was heard at approximately 2 p.m. from room 405 in the hotel.

Magen David Adom, or MDA.
Israeli musicians release clip thanking MDA staff

Pedi Group Music and Productions has released a video clip thanking 25,000 Magen David Adom (MDA) employees and volunteers for their work in combating the spread of coronavirus.

Moshe Leon (r) inspects the new testing facility in East Jerusalem.
Drive thru coronavirus testing center planned for east Jerusalem

Around 4,000 people were tested at drive through centers across Israel on Tuesday

Magen David Adom, or MDA.
Coronavirus: MDA releases informational videos in sign language

Magen David Adom wants to ensure that everyone will have access to critical information on the coronavirus.

Israel police car (Illustrative)
An Israeli 911: Why Israel doesn't have one single dispatch service?

Now is the perfect time to put all of this to an end and to set up a single dispatch service in Israel.

Magen David Adom, or MDA.
MDA encourages support for coronavirus patients with internet challenge

The national emergency service has been taking large strides to battle coronavirus in the past few weeks as the illness has charged through Israel.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at opening of MDA's new auxilliary call center in Ramla. March 13, 2
Magen David Adom triples call-fielding capacity to deal with coronavirus

The emergency organization has increased its number of workstations from 93 to 352, as coronavirus related calls have tested the system.

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