Moslem countries to adopt Yad Sarah model

Monday, February 05, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
The Islamic countries of Senegal and Mauritania are interested in franchising Yad Sarah in their countries. In cooperation with Israel’s Foreign Ministry, these two nations’ citizens will benefit from the organization.

Yad Sarah is an Israel-wide network of volunteers aiding disabled, elderly, and housebound people. The organization provides medical equipment to anyone in need.

Meir Hendelsman, the head of International Operations, is expected to visit these two countries in the next two months. Hendelsman will meet with the African countries’ head of health systems and Senegal’s health minister in order to discuss adopting the Yad Sarah model.

Senegal’s Israeli Ambassador Gideon Bachar said the country was extremely interested in uniting with Yad Sarah.

This is not the first time other countries have taken an interest in utilizing the Yad Sarah model.

South American countries have also been showing interest in the Yad Sarah model. The country of El Salvador was the first to adopt the model and is slated to open the first Latin branch of the Israeli organization in the next few months.

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