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Israeli health experts to share vaccine deployment best practices with PH

/ 08:18 PM June 20, 2021
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From left: DOH Director. Ma. Soledad Antonio, Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., Avi Ben Zaken, Deputy Director-General of Ichilov Medical Center; Dafna Segol consultant of Healthcare Policy and Innovation; Adam Segal, Logistics & Operations Manager of Salomon Levid & Elstein Ltd; and Nir Balzam, Deputy Chief of Mission, Israeli Embassy. (Photo courtesy of NTF Against COVID-19)

MANILA, Philippines — Experts from Israel’s Ministry of Health arrived in the country on Sunday to share their country’s best practices on the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.

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National Taskforce Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez III welcomed Avraham Ben Zaken, Deputy Director-General of Ichilov Medical Center; Dafna Segol, consultant of Healthcare Policy and Innovation; and Adam Nicholas Segal, Logistics & Operations Manager of Salomon Levid & Elstein Ltd, who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 4:15 p.m.

“Their arrival in the Philippines will help us fine-tune our vaccination roll-out,” Galvez said in a statement. “We want to learn from the best practices being implemented in Israel and hopefully, replicate and use them in crafting our country’s policies.”

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Galvez said among the topics to be discussed during the consultation meeting are efficient vaccine roll-out, safe handling of vaccines, and improving public uptake.

The Israeli delegation, who will stay in the country until June 25, will meet with some of the country’s top medical experts, as well as visit some of the country’s vaccination sites.

Israel has the most number of fully vaccinated individuals, with 59 percent of its citizens having received two doses of vaccines as of Saturday, according to the official data collated by Our World in Data.

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