FLASH FORUM: Extending a Hand

Dr. Salman Zarka (Director General, Ziv Medical Center, Israel)

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Dr. Salman Zarka

Dr. Salman Zarka


Extending a Hand:
The Humanitarian Treatment of
Syrian Casualties in Israel

Co-Presented with WorldBoston, American Healthcare Professionals and Friends for Medicine in Israel (APF) & The Consulate General of Israel to New England

Consulate General of Israel
World Boston
World Boston

Syrians are now accessing medical help at Ziv Medical Center, just over the border in Israel — a place they’ve long considered enemy territory. More than 500 Syrians have been treated at Ziv, and 70% – 80% percent are combatants. Although this health care initiative is considered humanitarian work, the politics are unavoidable. When Syrian patients check out of Ziv, Hebrew lettering is sanded off their prosthetic limbs and their pills are removed from Hebrew blister packs.

How do the Israeli doctors and nurses feel about caring for people they have been taught to fear, and do the Syrian patients trust the medical workers? Join us to hear Dr. Salman Zarka, Director General of Ziv Medical Center in Israel, discuss the answers to these complex questions and many more at this Ford Hall Forum/WorldBoston/Consulate of Israel/APF event.

Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Amenities Room, 73 Tremont Street, 1st floor


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