DETROIT (Oct. 27)
A total of $9,760,000 was raised by Hadassah last year for its program of health, social welfare and land redemption in Israel, it was reported here today by Mrs. Siegfried Kramarsky, national treasurer, at the organization’s 38th convention.
Dr. Kalman Mann, director of the Hadassah medical organization in Israel, told the 2,000 Hadassah delegates that a revolutionary public health experiment will be inaugurated in Israel by Hadassah on December 1,1952. “The community health plan,” Dr. Mann reported, “will provide free of charge comprehensive to preventive diagnosis, and physical and mental health services, for entire communities with special emphasis on the family as a unit.
Included in the program will be the dissemination of latest information about health and sanitation and the breaking down of cultural or environmental taboos interfering with physical or emotional health, adequate recreation facilities for children and adults, vaccination and immunization treatment of existing physical ailment, including dental and eye care, and treatment of emotional tension within the family group.
Dr. Mann reported that the pilot experiment will be conducted in a village named Bet Mazmil, near Jerusalem, with a population of 5,000 persons none of whom has been in Israel more than two years.