Yehuda has extremely serious heart disease
Cleaning out your medicine cabinet can save someone's life
This is your chance to help -Friends for Health need the medication that you no longer using! We will make sure these medications reach someone who cannot afford to buy them. The process is supervised, free of charge and only one click awayTo donate please check the list for the volunteer near you
Haverim- Friends for Health is an Israeli non-profit organization. Our goal is to help those in need by providing better access to health care for all.We believe we can make a change. Our different projects and departments are staffed with dedicated 70 employees and thousands of volunteers across the country.In 2010 we won the Israeli Health minister's shield for excelling in our field of work. The shield is presented to 12 organizations each year for outstanding contribution to the public’s health and is considered to be a formal recognition of the receiver’s activities.Our 3 main departments an projects are :Full article
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Haverim operates a unique project of medication recycling- collecting left over medications from donors all over the country and transferring them to needy patients.
Elderly, poor and chronically ill patients survive on meager pensions and can not afford even the most common medications. Haverim's project is intended for all. Over 70 million NIS worth of medications have been distributed thru the project in the past 6 years. over 20 million NIS worth of medications are save thru the project every year.
Deputy health minister Mr. Litzman, visits Haverim-Friends for health and attends the opening of the voluntary pharmacy.
Haverim director and founder, Mr. Yechiel Landmann surveyed the general health situation in Israel where thousands of needy patients can not afford to purchase medications and afford life saving treatments, Landman explained the urgent need to save medications and revealed that an estimates 100 million US$ worth of medications are thrown away in Israel every year.
Seven years have gone by since we first began our work at Haverim- Friends for Health and yesterday we received a 'formal' approval of our activities as we were awarded the Health Minister's shield for 2010 for ''outstanding contribution to the public’s health and well being''. Full article
On the third night of Hanukah, 30 "Friends for Health" children, all suffering from disabilities or rare and serious illnesses, celebrated the Festival of Lights at the official home of Mr. Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel.
''At first we were nervous. Each one of us has the tremendous responsibility of caring for a disabled child for 5 days and this includes their well being but also their good mood, fun and smiles, but as soon as we met the children and their parents and saw their exited smiles we were all filled with the power to do it''.
In these simple words our civil service volunteers describe their summer experience - two special summer camps for very special children.
Mrs. Moskowitz donated over 120,000$ and started a dental treatments fund for children, over 100 children have enjoyed her generosity since 2008 and can now smile wide.
We often take a smile for granted, but for many young children it's not.
9 year old Shai was having difficulty eating for a long time, cold and hot foods caused him acute pain.
Friend's children are unlike other children. Their limitations isolate them from their 'normative' peers, sometimes forcing them to remain at home for days. Others, in addition to their physical state, cannot speak or communicate properly. They appreciate every ounce of attention and every smile is a treasured prize.