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IDF Delivers Premature Baby in Philippines (Video)

The IDF rescue mission in the Philippines, like previous rescue operations, acts as one of Israel’s best goodwill ambassadors in addition to its primary task as a humanitarian effort.
IDF medics deliver 34-week-old baby in the Philippines.

IDF medics deliver 34-week-old baby in the Philippines.
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesman

IDF medics in the Philippines, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, have delivered a 34-week-old premature baby who was in distress. A video of the IDF field hospital in action to deliver the baby can be seen below.

One of every three Filipinos treated by the IDF since the 148-member team of officers and soldiers arrived last week has been a child, and the first baby that was delivered was named “Israel” by the parents.

The rescue team includes, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, psychiatrists, social psychologists, search and rescue workers., who brought with them 100 tons of equipment, including wheelchairs, ultrasounds, diapers, medication and even refrigerators.

IDF doctors with newborn baby “Israel”

The first baby to be delivered by the IDF in its search and rescue mission in the Philippines is named "Israel."

The first baby to be delivered by the IDF in its search and rescue mission in the Philippines is named “Israel.”

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