Golda Meir MASHAV “Carmel” International Training Center : International Course on Innovations in Women’s Health – Israel (Scholarships available)


About the Course


The incidence of inequality in accessing health care services between men and women is a wellknown 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, especially 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

Main Subjects

 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


Application Requirements

The course’s target participants are professionals in the health management arena such as
physicians, caregivers, nurses, social workers, government officials from relevant ministries, and health management NGOs.

Application Forms

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 with a copy to Ms. Rana Nahhas Suidan no later than August 16th, 2018.

General Information

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 (twoparticipants per room), health insurance , and transfers to and from the airport. Airfares and daily allowance are not included in the scholarship.

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