The issue of vaccination hesitancy and refusal often makes headlines in the media and worries health authorities. However, a new study by Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz and Prof. Manfred S. Green from University of Haifa, School of Public Health, published in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that even parents who are not "vaccine refusers" and who usually comply with the routine vaccination programs may hesitate or refuse to vaccinate their children based on poor communication from the relevant healthcare provider, as well as concerns about the safety of the vaccine.
Summer program alum Sarah Lane Rose was selected for the 2015 CURO Symposium Best Paper in the Life Sciences & Public and International Affairs category for her paper entitled "Syrian Civil War victims receiving medical care in Israel: humanity in a war torn region". This paper was based on work conducted in Israel during the University of Haifa's summer program.
Blog post about the summer program: "From Georgia to Haifa – A Summer Program in Global Health"