Hadassah’s Professor Raphael Udassin, a pediatric surgeon, recently accompanied Israel’s Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom to Tunisia, a country without diplomatic relations with Israel, to speak at the World Summit on the Information Society about one of his favorite hobbies: developing computer programs for hospitalized kids. For ten years, Prof. Udassin has done volunteer projects for the Kav-Or computer system, which prepares kids and their parents for surgery and then provides entertainment and enrichment during the child’s recovery.

The success of his presentation led to another invitation: Prof Udassin is going to speak about this project at the World Telecommunication Development Conference in Doha, Qatar this March!