Israeli and Palestinian doctors team up to save children’s lives

At Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, A Heart for Peace is a mixed team of Israeli and Palestinian cardiologists who work to save the lives of Palestinian children.

According to, A Heart for Peace has trained five Palestinian doctors, 197 general practitioners, one technician and one genetic counselor.

“The need for genetic counseling is an essential preventative measure because one out of every two Arab marriages is consanguineous, causing a rate of congenital heart malformations three times higher than in the general population.

“Half the cost of every hospitalization is borne by the medical center and half by the organization, which is incorporated in France. On average, each child’s bill comes to about $15,000.”


Published: August 9, 2016
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