April 13, 2011
On Wednesday, Israel signed agreements with UNAIDS and the WHO to bolster the country's response to global health issues, UNAIDS reports (4/13). "Within the framework of the [WHO] agreement, several joint teams from Israel's health authorities, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) and relevant departments of the WHO will be established. The teams will be active in the following fields: emergency medicine, water and sanitation, mother and child health and food safety," according to a release on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. The release also describes how the UNAIDS agreement will help to strengthen the relationship between the country and the organization (4/13).