Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest medical center, is launching a training and health delivery program for female Palestinian healthcare professionals in collaboration with Project Rozana, a not-for-profit organization aiming to build better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through healthcare.

OB-GYN Beyond, Sheba’s virtual OB-GYN department — part of the Sheba Beyond virtual hospital platform — has pioneered maternal-fetal telemedicine techniques.

The collaboration between OB-GYN Beyond and Project Rozana aims to establish a remote OB-GYN unit in the rural Hebron area that will be operated by Palestinian healthcare teams.

“Our goal at OB-GYN Beyond is to provide women with the medical care they need, wherever they are located,” said Dr. Avi Tsur, director of the Women’s Health Innovation Center at Sheba Medical Center and director of OB-GYN Beyond.

“Telemedicine allows us to bridge geographical, political and cultural gaps in the shared vision of optimal health outcomes. We are excited to work with Project Rozana in achieving this goal.”

Some of the cutting-edge Israeli telehealth technologies used by OB-GYN Beyond include HeraBEAT by HeraMED for remote fetal monitoring, Healthy.io for digital urinalysis and Datos Health for ongoing monitoring and patient communication, as well as GE Healthcare’s Vscan Air for remote fetal ultrasound.

The participating gynecologists, midwives, nurses, a pediatrician, a nutritionist, a physical therapist and a psychologist will receive bimonthly ongoing clinical support from Sheba.