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About Eli Beer (Life Saver & Founder, United Hatzalah):
Eli Beer is a recent COVID-19 survivor & The Founder & President of United Hatzalah. United Hatzalah is an independent, non-for-profit, fully volunteer driven emergency medical services organization. It provides medical first response fast and free within 3 minutes in Israel. This model eventually grew into a national EMS service with over 6,000 volunteers who respond to medical emergencies all across Israel. Similar first-response paramedical models have now been build all over the world, including India.
On June 2, 1978, Beer witnessed the bombing of the #12 bus. He was struck by the chaos of the incident and the dearth of emergency rescue resources. This traumatic experience inspired him to volunteer on an ambulance at the age of 15, while attending school and working in his family’s book and real estate business.
He is the recipient of the 2010 Social Entrepreneur for Israel award received by the Schwab Foundation, the 2011 Presidential Award for Volunteerism in Israel received by President Shimon Peres, and the 2012 Young Global Leader award.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Eli Beer (Life Saver & Founder, United Hatzalah) in conversation with John Rives (Poet & Storyteller)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Lessons From A Paramedic On The Frontline
About The Webinar:
“As the number of COVID-19 cases surge everyday, it is the doctors and paramedics on the frontline that are battling against this terrible adversary. As the fight against the virus continues, Eli Beer lays down the reality from one of the world’s worst hit countries, Israel. Witness the experiences of someone who not only runs the largest volunteer driven paramedic organisation in Israel but who is also a recent COVID-19 survivor.
Eli Beer, has been running United Hatzalah a volunteer driven organisation for over 14 years now & has re-imagined the way we look at medical first response and the power of community in an emergency. His organisation has saved over thousands of lives by ensuring medical care reaches them within 3 minutes. Eli, was recently diagnosed by COVID-19 and was stranded in the U.S while his family was back home in Israel.