The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel led by Philippine Ambassador to Israel Macairog S. Alberto conducted a sendoff for the team of Israeli medical experts at Ben Gurion International Airport on 19 June 2021.
The Israeli medical mission will support the Philippines in its Anti-COVID Response and Vaccination Program. The members of the team are Dr. Avraham Ben-Zaken; Dr. Adam Segal and Dr. Dafna Segol and arrived in Manila on 20 June 2021.
The medical mission was made possible through the efforts of the Philippine Embassy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippines National Task Force (NTF) against COVID19 headed by its vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr.
“On behalf of the Philippine government, I wish to thank the Israeli government for sending this mission and the members of the medical team for their generosity in taking part in this mission to share their expertise in ensuring the success in combatting coronavirus and the vaccination program in the Philippines. Truly, Israel is a dear friend, ready to always lend a helping hand. Boker tov, Maraming Salamat,” said Ambassador Alberto.