A prestigious three-person delegation comprising renowned physicians and scientists from the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, has concluded a successful four-day visit to Brazil.
The delegation, consisting of Chemistry Nobel Laureate Prof. Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Rambam director-general Prof. Michael Halberthal, and Prof. Rafael Beyar, president of Rambam’s International Friends Association, made a significant impact during their visit as they explored opportunities for fruitful collaborations in the fields of medicine and science between Israel and Brazil.
The visit, organized by Rambam Health Care Campus, commenced in the capital city of Brasilia, where the delegation engaged in critical discussions with senior representatives from the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (BMSTI), the Embassy of Israel in Brazil, and local hospital leaders. They also met with government officials and distinguished guests from Brazil’s Academy of Sciences and Academia.
One of the key messages conveyed by the Israeli professors during their meetings was the importance of Rambam’s partnership with the Technion in Haifa. They underscored the significant contributions made by Rambam in the development of new medical technologies, resources, and treatments through the collaboration of doctors, researchers, engineers, and inventors. This synergy, they noted, has not only expanded medical knowledge but also benefited global healthcare.
At the University of Brasilia, Prof. Halberthal and Prof. Beyar shared Rambam’s future vision, highlighting its substantial influence in research and innovation, particularly in the realm of personalized and precision medicine. Prof. Ciechanover delivered a captivating lecture to science and medical students, emphasizing the need to incentivize the next generation of students, especially those in South American countries. This approach, he argued, is crucial for the continued development and promotion of science.
The delegation then proceeded to Sao Paulo, where they visited the Paulista School of Medicine-Federal University of São Paulo, further strengthening academic connections and exploring potential collaborative initiatives in medical research and education.
The visit culminated in the attendance of the inauguration of the new advisory board of the National Confederation of Brazil-Israel Chambers of Commerce. During this event, the delegation had the opportunity to interact with leaders from 10 Brazilian states, fostering connections beyond the realm of healthcare and science.
In their interactions and engagements throughout the four-day visit, the delegation from Rambam Health Care Campus consistently stressed the imperative of unity among academia, industry, and healthcare in both Israel and Brazil. They underlined that such collaboration would not only advance the fields of medicine and science but also contribute significantly to global healthcare.
As the delegates return to Israel, the prospects for robust collaborations between Rambam Health Care Campus and Brazil in the spheres of medicine and science look brighter than ever. Their visit has laid the foundation for a promising future marked by shared knowledge, innovation, and advancements in healthcare that will benefit people worldwide.