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Israel’s first center for cerebral palsy.
Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel’s leading disabilities organization, is to set up the country’s first Center of Excellence for Cerebral Palsy and severe motor disabilities. Beit Issie will document its knowledge, expertise and best practice of CP so it can be shared and implemented by others.
The first female deputy squadron commander.
For the first time in the history of the IDF, a woman pilot was selected to fulfill the role of deputy squadron commander. Major Gal, a transport pilot, will fill the role of Nachson Pilot Commander at the Nevatim Base in the Negev.
Israeli police resuscitate Palestinian Arab boy.
Quick-acting Israeli border police on routine patrol in Hebron found a Palestinian Arab youth who had been electrocuted, was unconscious and had no pulse. They saved his life, performing CPR until the emergency services arrived.
Israel helps PA to keep out Ebola virus.
Israel has transferred Ebola screening tools to the Palestinian Authority in the hopes it will help PA officials to diagnose the virus among those entering from Jordan and also into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing. The transfer was made following a PA request.
Portable field hospitals to Ebola-hit countries.
Israel has sent six cargo containers of specialist equipment to set up portable field hospitals to treat Ebola victims in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Each clinic has 20 beds, medicines etc. Israeli NGO’s are to send Israeli volunteers, medical staff, doctors, paramedics and nurses.
Water for Africa.
Israeli companies Waterways, Tahal and Anyways Solutions are providing water solutions in Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana. Waterways has signed an agreement with the Water and Sanitation Organization of Africa, which links 36 African countries under its umbrella.
Tel Aviv is the World’s smartest city.
Tel Aviv beat 250 cities from across the globe to receive the World Smart Cities Award, a competition launched as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Winning factors included free citywide wi-fi and its urban digital project.
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Israel Good News by Michael Ordman and the UWI Staff