The State of Israel was established in 1948 and is a democratic state with a parliamentary, multi-party system. Israel has a national health insurance (NHI) system which provides universal coverage. The NHI system is financed primarily through taxation linked to income. The government distributes the NHI funds among four non-profit-making health plans. The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for the health of the population and the effective functioning of the health care system.

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International Women’s Day: women in health innovating for change

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Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
39 Yirmiyahu St.
Jerusalem 9446724
Tel.: +972 2 5081333, +972 2 6408341
Fax: +972 2 6787662

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