Shalom Life | November 29, 2014

UJA of Greater Toronto fully funds new IsraAID Cholera Treatment Facility in Haiti

Facility declared by United Nations as first Cholera clinic.

By: News Staff

Published: November 26th, 2010 in News » World

UJA of Greater Toronto fully funds new IsraAID Cholera Treatment Facility in Haiti

Following IsraAID’s extensive medical program since January 2010 and the recent establishment of its medical clinic in Leoganne, Haiti, the United Nations has declared the IsraAID-TBT (Tevel b’Tzedek) clinic in Leoganne as a Cholera Treatment facility which will receive and treat patients affected by the epidemic.

Funds for the clinic come directly from the $1-million plus Haiti Disaster Relief Fund created by United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto on behalf of the people of Haiti immediately after the magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the beleaguered nation on January 12, 2010.

Initiated in December 2001, IsraAID is a coalition of Israeli and Jewish NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that are active in relief efforts all over the world. Tevel b’Tzedek is an Israeli NGO founded in 2007. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has supported IsraAID in life-saving efforts following a number of natural disasters.

The Israeli, Canadian and local Haitian medical staff on the ground have been adding dozens of beds and equipment to the clinic, which has been operating as a family medical centre since September.

IsraAID is a coordinating body of Israeli and Jewish NGOs in Israel that provides humanitarian aid worldwide. United Jewish Appeal has previously supported its work following earthquakes in Peru and Pakistan, on the border of Darfur, and after Hurricane Katrina and the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

“We’re proud to partner with IsraAid on this initiative and many others in which IsraAid has demonstrated its extraordinary skill, courage and compassion on behalf of hundreds of thousands whose lives have been devastated by natural disaster,” said UJA Federation President & CEO Ted Sokolsky. “IsraAid demonstrates the true meaning of tikun olam (repairing the world), creating a better world by saving so many lives through remarkable acts of kindness.”

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is the largest of several IsraAid funders throughout the world.

Haiti’s worsening cholera epidemic has claimed more than 1250 lives with over 20,000 people treated in hospital.

Chief IDF Rabbi: Most Arabs Don't Know What's in the Quran Chief IDF Rabbi: Most Arabs Don't Know What's in the Quran TrendingOrthodox Jews Denounce American Rabbi for anti-Arab Speech Orthodox Jews Denounce American Rabbi for anti-Arab Speech TrendingHolocaust Survivor Reunites With Her Rescuer Before Thanksgiving Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Her Rescuer Before Thanksgiving Trending
 

The Ten Most Famous Jewish Porn Stars

November 28, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
The Ten Most Famous Jewish Porn Stars

A look at those Jewish actors and directors that have left their mark on the porno industry

Read More

Jewish Students Have the Right to Feel Safe on Campus

November 28, 2014 | By Melanie Goldberg, JNS.org
Jewish Students Have the Right to Feel Safe on Campus

Academia should be the place where students feel safest to speak their minds; instead, we have Jews afraid to wear their yarmulkes in public

Read More

North Korea Believes Seth Rogen and James Franco Deserve "Stern Punishment"

November 28, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
North Korea Believes Seth Rogen and James Franco Deserve "Stern Punishment"

A North Korean website released a statement condemning upcoming comedy 'The Interview'

Read More

Kate Hudson and Cara Delevinge Have Thanksgiving Dance Battle [VIDEO]

November 28, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Kate Hudson and Cara Delevinge Have Thanksgiving Dance Battle [VIDEO]

Hudson posted a series of funny videos to her Instagram account.

Read More

'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' Gets First Trailer [VIDEO]

November 28, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' Gets First Trailer [VIDEO]

J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars installment will release it's first trailer this weekend.

Read More

Haim and Bastille Team Up for 'Bite Down' [VIDEO]

November 28, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Haim and Bastille Team Up for 'Bite Down' [VIDEO]

The new song will be featured on Bastille's upcoming mixtape VS. (Other People's Heartache Pt. III).

Read More

Jewish Comedy Festival Hits London This Weekend

November 28, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Jewish Comedy Festival Hits London This Weekend

Headliner David Baddiel discusses the upcoming festivals and taboo comedy topics with a Jewish audience.

Read More

The Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide 2014: Painted Baby Names [GIVEAWAY]

November 28, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
The Essential Hanukkah Gift Guide 2014: Painted Baby Names [GIVEAWAY]

See inside for your chance to win a hand-painted baby name courtesy of the talented Jewish artist/entrepreneur

Read More

More Headlines