Health Care Centres

Karmiel

Na'amat Israel' s newest service area are the Women’s Health Centres.  Karmiel, is the first of its kind in Israel. This comprehensive centre filled a void in the health services rendered in Israel’s Central Galilee.

The Centre offers an array of education and counselling services vital to building awareness about common female health issues so women and girls will be able to detect and ultimately prevent illness. The Centre provides educational programs on childbirth, eating disorders, prevention of osteoporosis, family planning, menopause and nutrition. There are also individual and group therapy programs for post-natal and menopausal women and support groups for cancer patients and their families.

 

Sderot

In honour of Na'amat’s 90th anniversary in North America, our members in the USA, sponsored a new Women’s Health Centre in Sderot. This new centre, which opened in the fall of 2017, serves Sderot, as well as women from kibbutzim in the area.

Sderot, with a current population of about 25,000, was established in 1951 in the north-western Negev, close to the Gaza Strip. Despite initial difficulties, Sderot developed rapidly and managed to attract several important industrial plants. Since 2001, Sderot has had to deal with the massive security threat of rocket attacks from Gaza. Despite fear and uncertainty, the people of Sderot have shown great courage and have found the strength to deal with the situation. Today, Sderot is undergoing rapid development in several areas.  There is a new railway station, new neighborhoods are springing up, the educational system is showing impressive results and cultural activities abound. This all makes it the perfect place to house a new health centre.

Based on the service model of NA’AMAT’s first Women’s Centre in Karmiel, the Sderot Centre offers a wide array of services intended to promote and improve women’s health and well-being. The Centre offers educational programs on childbirth, eating disorders, prevention of osteoporosis, family planning, menopause and nutrition.

There are also individual and group therapy programs for post-natal and menopausal women, and support groups for cancer patients and their families. In addition, the Centre will address women’s health issues, offer women empowerment workshops, joint activities for children and families overcoming the stress of rocket attacks in the area and will also undertake many other special projects.