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The Rare Diseases Unit of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Was Recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Health as an Expert Center for Rare Pediatric Genetic Disorders.

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Prof. Annick Raz-Rothschild, the director of the unit, received an award from the Rare Disease Coalition in Israel in recognition of her efforts to advance the treatment of rare diseases.

The Israeli Ministry of Health has just recognized the Rare Diseases Unit of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical center as an expert center for rare pediatric genetic disorders. This latest plaudit comes only a year after the Unit’s director, Prof. Annick Raz-Rothschild, was granted an award from the Rare Disease Coalition in Israel “in recognition of her efforts to advance the treatment of rare diseases.”

“This is an opportunity to congratulate and thank Prof. Raz-Rothschild,” said Dr. Itai Pessach, Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, who added: “Your extraordinary dedication to every patient and unwavering determination to make every diagnosis have made Safra Children’s Hospital and the Rare Diseases Unit a national and global leader. This recognition, the fruit of years of her and her team’s labors, will make it easier for patients to reach us, and allow the Unit to continue to grow.”

Prof. Raz-Rothschild, Director of the Rare Diseases Unit, is a geneticist pediatrician who has dedicated many years of her life to the field of rare diseases. Upon receiving the award of recognition from the Rare Disease Coalition last year, she outlined her ambition: “There are over half a million people in Israel living with rare diseases. It’s not a small number. My dream is to provide a home for all patients with rare pediatric genetic disorders and their families.”

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