(Washington, D.C., April 23, 2020)--B´nai B´rith teamed up with Jewish organizations in Panama to make a new donation to the Ministry of Health and the Ombudsman Office.
The Ministry of Health received 50 donated oximeters, which measure heart rates and the oxygen levels in patients’ blood. Oximeters are urgently needed for the coronavirus emergency and will be distributed to hospitals all over the country. The Ombudsman Office received 150 beds to help the needs of the Center of Migrants, located in Panama City. The center is a shelter for migrants who come to Panama from other countries to find work. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, most of them are unemployed.
Alberto Levy, a B´nai B´rith leader in Panama and lay leader in the Jewish community, and Alberto Jabiles, executive director of B´nai B´rith District 23, delivered the donations on behalf of all of the community.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit www.bnaibrith.org.