First Aid Nation: Israel’s Commitment to Global Health and Medicine
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Prof. Michael L. Alkan, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, played a significant role in developing the curriculum for BGU’s Medical School for International Health. He is also the former chief of infectious diseases at Soroka University Medical Center. Prof. Alkan is well known for being among the first on the scene to provide medical relief to victims of disasters worldwide including the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the 2004 tsunami in the Far East. Prof. Alkan also headed the internal medicine clinic at an Israeli field hospital for Kosovo refugees in Macedonia in 1999. He has been published extensively in medical journals, and contributed to several medical encyclopedias and books.