CHW Weekly Stories

Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)

A four-month old baby girl had her eyesight saved at Hadassah Hospital!

A four-month old baby was suffering from congenital Ptosis, a condition that causes the upper eyelids to droop over the eyes, which, untreated, can cause severe vision, head, and neck problems. 

Dr. Irene Anteby, Head of Hadassah Hospital’s Pediatric Ophthalmology Unit, recognized the baby’s severe condition and immediately sent her for surgery with Dr. Liat Attas-Fox, Oculoplastic surgeon. Dr. Attas-Fox shared, “Her eyes were nearly completely closed bilaterally, making this case an emergency.”

Following the surgery, the physicians can already see an improvement in the baby girl’s quality of life as she is more active and aware of her surroundings. Her parents are so thankful to Hadassah Hospital for changing their baby girl’s life!

Link to original article: http://www.hadassah.org/news-stories/ptosis-surgery-at-hadassah-hospital-saves-sight.html

Shelly & Yaron Work It Out The WIZO Way

With CHW dedicating over 100 years to helping combat domestic violence, its efforts with World WIZO continue to be ongoing and ever needed.

One of the most impactful methods to fighting against domestic violence is through prevention; which is why CHW proudly works with World WIZO to help support Centres for the Treatment and Prevention of Violence as well as a Violent Men’s Helpline.

These support outlets aim to save lives, put an end to violent acts, and keep families together. 

Shelly and Yaron’s story of how both the Centre for the Treatment and Prevention of Violence and the Violent Men’s Helpline was there when their lives were falling apart demonstrates just how critical and life-saving our work is.

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Finding Shelter

Every day, we encounter people without knowing their stories. Where they came from; the home they grew up in; the care they received. We often do not realize the traumas that many have gone through, like Adam and his mother, whose lives were saved by a WIZO Shelter for Battered Women.

World WIZO, with the support of CHW, operates two shelters that can accommodate 12 women and 25 children each. The shelters have social workers, psychologists, an expert in sexual trauma, legal aid support, and job training. The utmost is done to provide an escape for these women and children and to enable them to rebuild their lives. 

Read Adam and his mother’s story and learn about the life-saving impact that World WIZO, together with CHW, has on everyday people’s lives.

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Welcoming the New Year

In light of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, Director-General of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center hosted a special ceremony for all of the hospital staff.

Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach

Dr. Levtzion-Korach, together with Ilan Yoftach, Administrative Director and Tami Kanti, Director of Nursing, spoke about the incredible achievements that Assaf Harofeh Medical Center has accomplished in the past year. From nearly 10,000 births, nearly 25,000 surgeries, saving over 60 stroke patients at the CHW Marla Dan Stroke and Invasive Neuroradiology Institute, and more! They thanked the employees, the physicians, the nurses, the administrative team, for their high level of professionalism and excellent level of medical care given to each and every patient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Rosh Hashanah ceremony at Assaf Harofeh

In looking towards the upcoming year, Dr. Levtzion-Korach said, “The medical center will completely change its face, and I am sure that together we can succeed in all the challenging tasks before us. This year, we have concentrated on the patient experience, and I am very happy to receive positive responses and feedback from so many patients. On this occasion, I wish you and your families a Happy New Year and Well over the Fast, and to all our patients, a speedy recovery and good health.”

The crowd at the Rosh Hashanah ceremony at Assaf Harofeh

CHW, together with Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, is looking towards the bright future as we look forward to the opening of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit this year as well!

Wishing everyone a Shana Tova!

Every Meal Counts

With 21% of children in Israel living under the poverty line, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW), together with World WIZO’s presence is critical.

In CHW’s daycare centres, we strive to provide the highest level of care to children and their families. We understand the immense impact that our work can have. Ayala, and her family is one example of just how life-changing our work can be.

Click here to read her story.