Magen David Adom’s International Unit, established in 2007, includes hundreds of doctors and paramedics from a number of countries who voluntarily come to Israel to receive emergency service training. This enables them to return to Israel in times of need to volunteer for MDA.
For the first time since the pandemic began, MDA held the International Emergency Response Seminar for a new cohort of 31 doctors and paramedics. The medical professionals came from the United States, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
They participated in five days of intensive training that included a series of lectures and exercises, a multi-casualty drill, a joint drill with the Home Front Command, tours of MDA’s medical facilities and Command and Control Center, and served on ambulances.
“It is a source of great pride for us that senior physicians, among them surgeons, experts in emergency medicine, psychiatrists, family doctors, and anesthesiologists all voluntarily join us in the State of Israel from across the world and undergo training with Magen David Adom,” said Eli Bin, MDA’s director-general.
“This is of vital importance, as it means that in times of crisis they will be able to return to Israel and assist MDA teams in providing treatment on the front lines.”