Ambassador Sharma Hosts Ziv


The focus of the evening was to introduce the guests to Ziv's plans for establishing a Breast Health Center. Guest speaker, Former Minister of Education, Professor Yuli Tamir, shared her own personal experience in fighting breast cancer.

Cancer is the leading cause of death amongst females aged 15-74 and accounts for over a quarter of all female deaths in Israel, with breast cancer as the most common form of cancer diagnosed amongst women.

Ziv Medical Center in Zefat, Israel, aims to construct a B reast Health Center which will offer its multiethnic and multi-religious populationa center for raising awareness to the importance of preventive breast health care, regular screening for early detection of breast cancer and a wide range of treatment technologies.

Among the guests at the Ambassador's home were Mrs. Raya Strauss Ben Dror, co-president of the Strauss Company, Mr. Erez Vigodman, Director General of Teva, Mrs. Maxine Fassberg, Director General of Intel, Dr. Akiva Sternberg, Senior Deputy Director of Bank Igud, Mr. Natan Barak, Director General of Imprest and Mr. Ilan Shohat, Mayor of Zefat. The guests had an opportunity to meet and talk to Dr. Salman Zarka, Director General of Ziv and heads of the hospital's departments, including Dr. Morshid Farhat, Deputy Director of Ziv, Prof. Jamal Zidan, Head of the Oncology Institute, Dr. Lili Hayari-Lunsky, Head of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Inbar Ben-Shahar, Head of Ob/Gyn, Dr. Osnat Hayman-Reiss, Head of Breast Imaging and Australian born Dr. Michael Harari, Senior Pediatrician. 

The Ambassador and his wife have visited Ziv Medical Center in Zefat a number of times, remarking that Ziv's multi-ethnic and multi-religious staff is an example of the excellent relations existing between all sectors of the population in the Galilee. They were impressed with the humanitarian medical aid is providing to Syrian casualties of the civil war raging in Syria. 

In the pictures: 

Ambassador Sharma welcoming the guests 

Dr. Salman Zarka, Dr. Lili Hayari-Lunsky, Prof. Yuli Tamir