Yawovi Agboyibo, the Prime Minister of Togo
Yawovi Agboyibo, the Prime Minister of Togo in Africa, visited Rabin Medical Center in the company of the Israel Ambassador to Togo, Benny Omer, and several of Togo's senior government ministers. The visit was initiated by Clalit Health Services as part of an official visit arranged by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
The group toured the world-class Davidoff Comprehensive Cancer Center, Israel's most advanced hospital for treatment of malignant diseases. They were given an overview of the various types of patient treatment and saw the inpatient wings. During the tour they learned about the state-of-the-art technology used at the hospital including the linear accelerators which provide radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients, and saw the newest piece of medical equipment, the Trilogy Linear Accelerator, the most advanced accelerator available in the world today. They also visited the Department of Imaging, directed by Dr. Maya Cohen, and were very interested to see the sophisticated imaging equipment, including the advanced Computer Tomography Imaging for CAT scans.
Hamantasin, a filled pastry recognizable for its three-cornered shape, is the most common food eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from Haman's plot to annihilate them, as recorded in the Book of Esther.
Dr. Gideon Shafir, senior radiologist at the Rabin Medical Center, won a Nash Foundation grant for a visiting fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University.
The Rabin Medical Center Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is one of the oldest such departments in the country, initially established in 1951.