07.04.2011 03.Nisan, 5771
Israeli project established in conjunction with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV treats thousands of mothers and babies in Africa.
Eight years ago Dr. Yossi Baratz, Health Advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was sent on a mission to Ghana, Africa to assess the need for Israeli medical aid in the region.
Baratz came back profoundly shocked by the poor state of Ghanaian hospitals and the sky-high infant mortality rate in the country. In the city of Kumasi, the second largest town in Ghana, one in four babies died during or shortly after birth, partly due to the occupancy rate in hospitals, which was at 300 percent.