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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Israel (CFFI) provides financial and emotional assistance to all CF patients living in Israel. The foundation focuses on offering CF patients advanced medical care as well as emotional support and thereby improves their quality of life and enables them to enjoy a rich and full life.
The CFFI established and operates six multidisciplinary CF clinics located in hospitals throughout Israel. Our clinics, staffed with dieticians, physiotherapist, clinical pharmacists, social workers and physicians, provide the only in-hospital comprehensive treatment of its kind in Israel.
In addition to monitoring patients’ health and offering the most advanced medical care, our clinics place an emphasis on supporting the CFFI members throughout the course of the disease. To this end, the foundation offer workshops and support groups for CF patients and their immediate families. These workshops, managed by our dedicated team of social workers, aim at establishing support networks amongst the participants as these have been shown to facilitate a higher life expectancy and an improved sense of well being.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Israel also supports families coping with CF by offering financial aid for life saving treatments. The aid is directed towards purchasing essential equipment, accompanying patients undergoing transplantation procedures and offering educational support for children who cannot attend school regularly due to deteriorating health. Moreover, the CFFI provides financial assistance for purchasing medication and food supplements that are not provided by the State or Israeli HMOs.
The financial aid offered by our foundation is of vital importance as 30% of the CF patients in Israel belong to the lower socio-economic segment of society and 20% of the families live at below the poverty line. The CFFI supports families from all segments of Israeli society including minority groups. Much of our effort is dedicated to raising awareness to Cystic fibrosis in Israel and promoting the integration of CF patients into society.
Established in 1967 with the aim of providing emotional and financial support to CF patients in Israel, the CFFI is the only organization in Israel dedicated to the improvement of quality of life and well being of CF patients across all age groups.
CF patients are striving to lead normal lives and to take part in the various aspects of life including work, parenthood and leisure activities. We at the CFFI enable them to do just that.