30 Doctors from across France arrived recently in Israel in order to join Magen David Adom’s International Unit training course. During the course, the doctors undergo intensive training, including MDA’s treatment protocols, the advanced equipment found on the ambulances and mobile intensive care units (MICUs), work procedures and more, and at the end of the training, the doctors are become Magen David Adom volunteers. As well as the medical elements, the doctors visited the south of Israel, hearing from MDA teams about their life-saving activities during the Iron Swords war.
MDA’s International Unit was established in 2007, and numbers over 1,000 volunteers from across the world, including doctors, paramedics, and other senior medical staff. 198 doctors and paramedics came to volunteer and joined MDA teams for shifts on ambulances and MICUs During the Iron Swords war.
Dr. Jean Marc Adda who participated in the training: “As a doctor in Paris, I decided to join the Magen David Adom training in order to be able to use my skills for the benefit of the Israeli people. The quality of medical treatment that you provide the sick and injured on the MICUs is very high, and I’m proud to have joined the MDA teams in the field.”
MDA Director General Eli Bin: “It is of great pride and a privilege for us that senior doctors from France come to Israel to volunteer with Magen David Adom. This is of great importance, especially during a time when the State of Israel is at war. I thank the doctors, paramedics, and anyone who takes part in this special unit, that is a significant additional resource during emergency times, and assists MDA’s teams provide medical aid in the field.”