Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, has claimed the lives of thousands, and international medical teams are toiling at saving the lives of survivors.
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The Israeli team, which includes doctors, paramedics and nurses, has been performing surgeries and assisting with deliveries. One of the women whose delivery was assisted by an Israeli team has decided to name her newborn baby Israel.
The Israeli field hospital is adjacent to the local hospital which has been without electricity and running water since the typhoon hit.
On Saturday morning, the Governor of Cebu, Hilario Davide III, visited the Israeli compound and expressed his gratitude to the delegation.
The Israeli delegation also includes maintenance and construction professionals who are to assist with maintenance of local facilities that sustained damages.
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