MASHAV and Israel’s Agency for
International Development Cooperation with
The Golda Meir MASHAV “Carmel”
International Training Center
invite professionals who speak English to participate in the
International Course on:
Innovations in Women’s Health
October 28th – November 16th, 2018
About the Course
The incidence of inequality in accessing health care services between men and women is a well- known phenomenon around the world. In many countries, women have no or limited access to health care.
When we speak of women’s health, we need to use a holistic approach. We know that women are not a homogenous group: they represent different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic groups, yet we can find common characteristics among them: exposure to poverty, violence, and chronic illness, sometimes little or no health insurance; they are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, alcohol abuse, suicide, cigarette smoking, and obesity.
It is important that health care professionals and all levels of government be aware of these disparities and find ways of reducing these health inequalities in women, specially those living in remote areas. In the next decades, the international community is set to focus on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as goal number 3
– “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. These goals promote access for all for safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines. Both of these major global agendas deal with health, including its economic and social aspects. In building and strengthening health services and systems for women, these issues need to be taken into account with regard to Primary Health Care (PHC). This course will focus on challenges in Health Care services, systems, and policies that affecting women.
During the course, we will tackle issues such as scarcity of medical facilities, lack of primary health care, societal and cultural norms, and inadequate policies and funding that often make women reluctant to seek services. Furthermore, we will examine the human resources needed in different settings to provide the care and support needed by women.
The state of Israel has succeeded in meeting challenges in the field of healthcare, due to a combination of innovation, technology, and national commitment, including policies and funding. These topics will be explored through different methods, such as lectures, professional visits and sharing of case studies.
• To broaden the understanding of the gender gap and inequality in access to health care services for women
• To spread awareness and provide tools and skills for creating better health care services, policies, financing, and management of those services
• To view Israel’s models for accessing health care services for women.
• To learn about support programs that provide outreach and education
• Policy making and governmental responsibility for improved health care
• Maternal mortality as an overall indicator of the performance of a health system
• Health Services Access: current initiatives to improve management of health services
• Maternal and Child Health Medical ICT: offering technological solutions for women
• Primary Health Care
The course’s target participants are professionals in the health management area such as physicians, caregivers, nurses, social workers, government officials from relevant ministries, and health management NGOs.
Application forms and other information may be obtained at the nearest Israeli mission or on MASHAV’s website:
Completed application forms, including the Health Declaration, should be sent to the relevant Israeli mission in the respective country no later than August 16th, 2018.
Arrival and Departure
Arrival date: October 28th, 2018
Opening date: October 29th, 2018
Closing date: November 15th, 2018
Departure date: November 16th, 2018
Participants must arrive at the training center on the arrival date, and leave on the departure date. Early arrivals/late departures, if required, must be arranged by the participants themselves, directly with the hotel/center, and must be paid for by the participant him/herself.
Location and Accommodation
MASHAV awards a limited number of scholarships. The scholarship covers the cost of the training program, including lectures and field visits, full board accommodation in double rooms (two participants per room), health insurance (see below), and transfers to and from the airport. Airfares and daily allowance are not included in the scholarship.
Medical insurance covers medical services and hospitalization in case of emergency. It does not cover the treatment of chronic or serious diseases, specific medications taken by the participant on a regular basis, dental care, or eyeglasses. Health authorities recommend that visitors to Israel make sure they have been inoculated against tetanus in the last ten years. Subject to the full binding policy conditions. Participants are responsible for all other expenses.
MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation is dedicated to providing developing countries with the best of Israel’s experience in development and planning. As a member of the family of nations, The State of Israel is committed to fulfilling its responsibility to contribute to the fight against poverty and to the global efforts to achieve sustainable development. MASHAV, representing Israel and its people, focuses its efforts on capacity building, sharing relevant expertise accumulated during Israel’s own development experience to empower governments, communities and individuals to improve their own lives.
MASHAV’s approach is to ensure social, economic, and environmental sustainable development, and is taking an active part in the international community’s process of shaping the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.
MASHAV’s activities focus primarily on areas in which Israel has a competitive advantage, including agriculture and rural development; water resources management; entrepreneurship and innovation; community development; medicine and public health; empowerment of women; and education. Professional programs are based on a “train the trainers” approach to institutional and human capacity building, and are conducted both in Israel and abroad. Project development is supported by the seconding of short and long-term experts, as well as on-site interventions. Since its establishment, MASHAV has promoted the centrality of human resource enrichment and institutional capacity building in the development process, an approach which has attained global consensus.
The Golda Meir MASHAV “Carmel” International Training Center (MCTC) was founded by Golda Meir in Haifa in 1961. MCTC was the first of its kind in the domain of women’s empowerment, and since its inception has had a profound influence on both individuals and policy making. MCTC endeavors to provide professional women and men from developing countries and transitional societies with the necessary tools for women’s empowerment. It aims to enable women to contribute to the socio-economic development processes of their communities and consequently advance their status. To this end, MCTC conducts training activities, both in Israel and overseas, to advance women’s participation in public life.
To date, nearly 23,000 women and men from over 150 countries have benefited from hundreds of training activities. Many of them now hold key positions at the local or national level, or within United Nations development agencies.
Send your application no later than August 16th, 2018 to:
CARMEN AGUIAR CH. – BECAS MASHAV
Embassy of Israel in Quito, Tel: 02-3971-505,
e-mail: [email protected]
With copy to: [email protected]