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Odeda Benin-Goren

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 18 March 2016; 6:41 pm

Odeda Benin-Goren is a Registered Nurse Certified in Emergency Nursing (CEN). She also holds a PhD and has broad experience as a clinical nurse in the fields of Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Emergency Medicine. Odeda was among the pioneers that established the national Emergency Nursing Course for nurses to become CEN. As a CEN, she specializes in all types of Emergencies, including Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) in Israel.

During the last decade, she specialized in the area of Disaster and Humanitarian Response and works with government ministries and agencies worldwide. In addition to her fieldwork, Odeda is also the Academic Coordinator of the Emergency Management Course at PREPARED: The Emergency Response Center at Ben-Gurion University.

Odeda is a United Nation Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) member under the UN-Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affair (OCHA). She is also a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of International Cooperation (MASHAV) at the Israeli Ministry of Froing Affair (MFA), in the areas of Emergency Medicine/Nursing, Trauma, Intensive Care, Disaster Preparedness, and Risk Assessment.