Sarel praised for its contribution to the struggle against the Ebola virus and the renewal of relations with Guinea
The company has assisted in the planning and equipping of six mobile clinics in three countries struggling with the Ebola outbreak – Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, whereas this process contributed to the renewal of diplomatic relations between Israel and Guinea that had been severed for 49 years.
Guy Haskel, head of the Israel Center for International Cooperation at the Foreign Ministry, has lately sent Avi Buskila, Sarel’s CEO, a letter of appreciation of the company’s role in the Complete Recovery operation and in the worldwide struggle against the Ebola virus.
Haskel noted that the aid operation carried out concurrently in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has contributed to the renewal of diplomatic relations between Israel and Guinea that had been severed for 49 years.
“Your company has assisted us in planning, professional guidance and equipping of mobile clinics that were dispatched to West African nations within a short time”, wrote Haskel to the company’s CEO, and continued: Your involvement in the operation and your readiness to organize, together with us, an impressive media event has significantly helped in Israel’s integration into international efforts to eradicate the epidemic, and we highly appreciate that. There is no doubt that operations of this kind promote the image of the State of Israel in these quite challenging times on the international arena. We see you as a leading partner in the field of emergency aid and will be pleased to collaborate with your company in the future”.
As part of this project, Sarel has defined the requirements and done the procurement on behalf of the Israel Center for International Cooperation. Within the project’s framework, the State of Israel has dispatched six mobile clinics to three countries that had faced the Ebola outbreak – Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Such a clinic comprised also the protective equipment needed for the medical personnel to prevent their infection with the virus.
Avi Buskila, Sarel’s CEO: “We have helped the Foreign Ministry at a very short notice with regard to the characterization, acquisition and professional guidance in order to give the best professional response to the disease victims and to the medical personnel who treated them. The provided equipment has aided hundreds of patients in West Africa in order to eradicate the epidemic as quickly as possible. We are proud of the company’s contribution to the the renewal of relations with Guinea”.