Hadassah

Health Professionals from 15 Countries Celebrate IMPH from Hadassah

Friday, Sep 11 2015

"We need to stop and appreciate the incalculable number of lives we've saved--tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe millions," said Prof. Alex Brown, MD, a past graduate of the International Masters of Public Health (IMPH) program of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, which marked 40 years of the IMPH program, Prof. Brown, who heads up research on Aboriginal Health in Australia, noted that the school "sets us out on a path to pursue knowledge without fear.” He explained: “We learn in Israel something we might not have felt at home--that we should never be afraid of having opinions."

The 21 graduates from 15 countries marched wearing their native clothing, including saris, sashes, and silk pantaloons. They sang in Hebrew and performed dances from their native lands, to which they will return to take up important positions in public health. Among the countries represented in this year’s graduation class are Cameroon, Guatemala, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, the United States, and Vietnam.

"We have done our best to prepare you to actively engage in a complex and changing world, to improve the health and well-being of the world's population,” noted Prof. Yehuda Neumark, Director of the Braun School. He also shared the news of the addition of two environmental epidemiologist researchers to the staff and the fact that the Braun School received full accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). 

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Thursday, Feb 16 2017

16 Deaf Palestinian Children Regain Hearing Thanks to Cochlear Surgery at Hadassah

A four-year-old from the Gaza Strip was born deaf and never learned to speak, but he and 15 other children from Gaza and the West Bank regained their hearing thanks to cochlear implant surgery at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Feb 16 2017

Hadassah Opens Center for Disorders of Taste and Smell

As a new arm of its Unit for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology within the Department of Oral Medicine, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has opened a multidisciplinary Center for Disorders of Taste and Smell, which will focus on accurately diagnosing these conditions and facilitating follow up with the appropriate specialists.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Feb 13 2017

Transfer with Tranquility: Holistic Help for Women with Fertility Problems

When “Naomi” first began in vitro fertility (IVF) treatment a few years ago, she expected to feel tremendous joy at the prospect of becoming pregnant; yet, all she felt was tremendous angst. “I suffered from anxiety and it was hard for me to sleep,” the Jerusalem resident said.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Feb 1 2017

A Second Chance at Life, Thanks to Hadassah’s Heart Institute

A resident of a rural settlement called Dishon, established by Libyan Jewish immigrants in 1953, Eyal Amar, age 47, was rather young to suffer a devastating heart attack. Nevertheless, he did, but thanks to the courage and skill of the specialists at the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Heart Institute and their complex protocol to redesign his heavily damaged heart, Eyal is able to walk and breathe again.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More