Team from Sheba Medical Center – First Responders in Zambia Cholera Outbreak
The Humanitarian Response Team from the Israel Center for Disaster Medicine at Sheba Medical Center was the first international team of doctors, nurses, and lab technicians to respond to the urgent call for help following an outbreak of cholera in Lusaka, Zambia. Cholera is unheard of in Israel, just like in all Western nations. However, Sheba held fast to their commitment to share medical excellence under all circumstances. Israel is the source of many emergency medicine techniques and life-saving procedures that have been applied around the world, and in this case Sheba brought their assistance and expertise to Zambia.