Received: 4 January 2018
Accepted: 25 April 2018
First Online: 15 July 2018
: Dr. Zohar Mor received his MD from the Ben Gurion University in the Negev, and his MPH and MHA from Tel Aviv University. He has been working in the Israeli Public Health Service since 2003, and is currently in charge of research in the Tel Aviv Department of Health of the Ministry of Health. He is a senior lecture and the head of the program for Public Health in the Ashkelon Academic College, and as a staff member at the School of Public Health in Tel Aviv University. He is also the President of the European Region of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.Dr. Naama Nuss received her MD and MPH from Tel-Aviv University. She has been working in the Israeli Public Health Service Tel- Aviv district since 2012.Dr. Michal Savyon received her MD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her MPH and MBA from Tel Aviv University. She has expertise in public health and she is Specializing in medical administration. She is in charge of the epidemiologic department in the Tel Aviv Health District.Dr. Israel Nissan completed his Ph.D. in clinical microbiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2003 and continued for a post-doctorate fellowship at the Hebrew University, in the research of mad cow disease. In 2004 Dr. Nissan joined the Israeli Ministry of Health and since then has fulfilled various positions including: Director of the Regional Public Health Laboratory Southern District (2004-2008) and Deputy-director of the Central Laboratories, Jerusalem (2008-2013). Between 2013-2015 he served as a Research Associate at the Koret School for Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2015 he has served as the Head of the Chlamydia National Reference Laboratory and since 2018 he also served as the manager of a Next Generation Sequencing Unit.Dr. Moshe Lidji, Pulmonologist, Headed the TB inpatient department at 'SHMUEL HROFE' medical center till 2007.Since then heading the TEL AVIV TB clinic and the pulmonary disease prevention program clinic. Dr Lidji is ATS and ERS fellow, chair of the Committee on TB advising the Israeli ministry of health.Mrs. Shulamit Maneshco is a R.N from Sheba nursing school in Ramat-Gan. She received her BA in Health Services management from the New-England University. She has been working in the Israeli Public Health Service since 1986, and is currently the epidemiological nurse in charged on Tuberculosis in the Tel Aviv Department of Health of the Ministry of Health.Dr. Hasia Kaidar Shwartz received her Ph.D from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, followed by a Postdoctoral scholar (Wolfson Postdoctoral Scholarship), department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA USA. She worked at Bio-Technology General (Israel) as the Manager of the Company's Cell Banks and was responsible for Molecular Biology in the Quality Division (1993-2003). Since 2006 she is Head of the Israeli Mycobacterium Reference lab at the Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Health Tel-Aviv.Dr. Ziva Sharlin Amitai received her MD and MPH from the Hebrew university.She has been working in the Israeli Public Health Service since 1992 and until October 2018 has been the deputy health officer in the Tel Aviv district office. Her main field of activity was epidemiology of infectious diseases and immunization.Dr. Efrat Rorman completed her PhD in Human Genetics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and returned to a post-doctorate fellowship at the Hebrew University. Since 1998 Dr. Rorman is working at The National Public Health Laboratory, as an R&D Director, Deputy Director and since 2005 she is The Director of The National Public Health Laboratory. In 2012 Dr. Rorman completed an MA in Public Policy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Dr. Rivka Sheffer received her MD from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, and her MPH from the Hadassah and Hebrew University School of Public Health, in Jerusalem. Since 1999 Dr. Sheffer has fulfilled various positions in the Israeli ministry of health including: Director of the Rehovot Health District (2009-2010) and Director of the Tel Aviv Health District (2010-2017). Since September 2017 Dr. Sheffer is serving as the Director of the Public Health Services of the ministry of health in Israel.
: This study was approved by the Institutional Review board of the Israeli Ministry of Health.
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