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Official Opening

Official Opening

The Ambassador of Israel to Kenya officially  opens Kenya Friends of Israel During the...

For the Union of Kenya and Israel

For the Union of Kenya and Israel

KFOI Launch  The Grand launch of Kenya Friends of Israel at the Nairobi Safari Club

The Chairman of KFOI Gives a Speech

The Chairman of KFOI Gives a Speech

The Chairman of KFOI Mr.Francis Gives a Speech at the Grand Launch Ceremony

Latest Information  About Israel

Latest Information About Israel

KFOI Community Kfoi Community During the Celebration 64th Birthday

Celebrating 50 years of Israel

Celebrating 50 years of Israel

Celebrating 50 years of Israel - Kenya Relations on the 9th of December 2013 at Nairobi Safari...

  • Official Opening

    Official Opening

  • For the Union of Kenya and Israel

    For the Union of Kenya and Israel

  • The Chairman of KFOI Gives a Speech

    The Chairman of KFOI Gives a Speech

  • Latest Information  About Israel

    Latest Information About Israel

  • The Chairman Receieves KFOI Certificate

    The Chairman Receieves KFOI Certificate

  • Nairobi International Trade Fare from 29th Sept to 4th Oct 2014

    Nairobi International Trade Fare from 29th Sept to 4th Oct 2014

  • Celebrating 50 years of Israel

    Celebrating 50 years of Israel

Current Afairs

 

Israel Facts and current affairs

a) Innovation

  • Israel has the highest number of university degrees per capita worldwide
  • Israel has the most scientists and technicians in the world per capita
  • In 2006 Israel ranked third in the world per capita patents.
  • Israel has the highest number of home computers per capita in the world.
  • Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship
  • Israel ranks as the top country for scientific publications.
  • Over 25% of the workforce is employed in technical professions.
  • Israel is one of the eight countries in the world that have the technological
  • ability to build and launch their own satellites.
  • Israeli Healthcare innovations a blessing to millions

    TAU researchers map PTSD symptoms

    Israeli innovations in health and medicine continue to have an outsized impact on the world, as doctors develop new techniques and pharmaceutical labs produce treatments to medical conditions which cause suffering for millions. Prof. Orly ElPeleg of Hadassah's genetics department and Prof. Dror Mevorah, of the Center for Rheumatology Research and the internal medicine department recently announced that they have isolated the genetic defect which causes a disease simply referred to as "the Curse" by the parents of children who acquire it, mostly immigrants from North African countries. The disease, which often causes paralysis in children, can be treated by a new medication developed by the team.


b) Agriculture

  • The Israeli-developed pomelit fruit lowers cholesterol by increasing antioxidant activity in the body.
  • Israeli dairy cows produce the world’s highest milk yield on average – 40,000 litres per year.
  • Israeli researchers have developed a unique method to protect crops from pest damage using turmeric, a natural Asian herb.
  • The Israeli company Bio-Bee Biological Systems has developed a method of using genetically modified fruit flies to decrease pest populations, helping farmers in 30 countries around the world.
  • Israel produces chickens that are resistant to disease and turkeys that are resistant to heat.
  • Israeli hens lay an average of 250 eggs per bird, among the most prolificin the world.
  • Israel is a leader in fish breeding and farming
  • An Israeli scientist at the Technion, The Israel Institute of Technology, has helped high-risk patients avoid heart bypass surgery by having them drink pomegranate juice.
  • Israel blesses the world
    Israel is helping India diversify its crops and increase yield by sharing technology through the establishment of 28 educational centers of excellence to be set up in the coming years, with eight expected to be up and running by the end of 2013. "We are providing technologies and know-how. Our focus is on training the trainers," Daniel Carmon, head of Mashav, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation. Meanwhile, the first class of 54 graduates of the Israel-Jordan Academic Emergency Medicine Collaboration at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva recently earned a bachelor's degree in emergency medicine. "We were very impressed with the level of expertise demonstrated in Israel -- and when you see something that is working for others, you want to have the best for your own people," said Dr. Mohammed al-Hadid, president of the Jordanian Red Crescent.

 c) Biotechnology

  • Israel has the largest number of biotechnology startups per capita in the world.
  • Israel’s 180 biotech companies are creating therapeutic products, diagnostic tools and revolutionary drug-delivery techniques benefiting people all over the world.
  • Israel’s Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics has developed a novel stem cell therapy to help Parkinson’s patients produce dopamine to restore their motor functions.
  • An Israeli company has developed a blood test that can diagnose heart attacks via the telephone.
  • An Israeli scientist discovered a natural bacterium that can combatmosquitoes and black flies, preventing river blindness and malaria in 11African nations.

d)  Medical

  • The Sourasky Centre in Tel Aviv has developed the Histocan, a tiny air driven camera that is expected to be used in early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, which is very difficult to detect in its initial stages.
  • The PillCam, a disposable miniature video camera that patients can swallow, was developed in Israel. Doctors in more than 60 countries use it to visualize the small intestine noninvasively and painlessly, already helping more than 122,000 patients in the world.
  • An Israeli drug is used by about 70 per cent of multiple sclerosis patientsworldwide.
  • Before Israel’s Emergency Bandage, soldiers often bled to death awaiting treatment. This new bandage saves lives by preventing hemorrhaging with special built-in pressure bar and closure clips.
  • Israeli company Biolapis has developed a new handheld computer device for monitoring coronary disease that achieves the sensitivity currently found in high-end imaging equipment in a compact and more affordable form.

e) Communications

  • Key mobile phone technology was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has the largest development centre in Israel.
  • The Israeli company Comverse invented voicemail
  • The telecommunication industry in Israel employs 57,200 people, 12 per cent of whom are involved in research and development.
  • Israel is one of the few countries with a 100 percent digital network.
  • Four young Israelis in Tel Aviv developed instant messaging and chat,room technology. Millions around the world now use their program ICQ.
  • Israeli-start up company TransChip developed the first high-resolution camera that fits on a single electronic chip, for use in cellular phone.

f) Computing

  • Intel’s Centrino chip, which powers wireless network, including those at Internet cafes and hotels, was developed at Intel Israel.
  • An Israeli scientist developed the mathematical calculations that enabled the Mars Opportunity and Spirit rovers to travel to Mars using solar energy.
  • Most of the Windows operating System was developed by MicrosoftIsrael.
  • Israel is home to both Microsoft and Cisco’s only research and development facilities outside the US.
    Checkpoint, an Israeli company, pioneered Internet and network security technology such as the firewall.
    Two professors at the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, developed zip compression technology.

 

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