Pears Scholars, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

It would not be an overstatement to claim that Pears has made a significant impact on public health in Africa and the world at large. With its steadfast support of the International Masters in Public Health programme at Hadassah-Hebrew University for over a decade, the sixty-one IMPH Pears graduates have fought and prevented diseases, designed programmess and strategies for disease prevention and disaster management, and contributed to the education of health professionals in their home countries. Through its support of the unique alumni network, Pears has guaranteed that public health professionals remain mutually connected, maintain contact with their academic
Prof. Ora Paltiel, Director, International MPH Programme
If I had to pick one partnership that is most emblematic of our Foundation’s identity and values it would be this one. It links Jewish values, Israeli expertise and the skills and knowledge of the students themselves to create a truly global cohort of leaders who can create lasting change in their own countries. I am proud and humbled by every Pears scholar I meet and it is a privilege to support them.
Sir Trevor Pears CMG

The Pears Scholars programme enables students from the developing world to develop the skills and experience to combat their own country’s most pressing challenges.

Pears Foundation provides full scholarships to enable students from the developing world to study for their International Masters in Public Health or Animal, Plant or Nutritional Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a global leader in these fields. The Foundation has also enabled the creation of alumni networks to provide continued support, development and networking opportunities for graduates of the programme.

The International Masters in Public Health programme promotes excellence in international public health research and practice, and provides students with the tools to examine public health problems in their countries and formulate relevant intervention strategies at both community and national level. The student body comprises physicians, nurses, health professionals and economists.

Graduates return home at the completion of their training to occupy key positions in the healthcare systems of their communities and countries.

The Masters programmes at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment train students in the latest methods of farming techniques, protecting and rehabilitating the environment and increasing food production.

Pears Scholars are currently working actively on solutions to public health issues and managing disaster relief in Asia, Africa and across the world. Alumni are engaged in all kinds of crucial work including the management of cholera and polio epidemics in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Southern India.

At the heart of this programme are the principles of skills transfer, academic excellence, creating positive links between Israel and the developing world, and empowering the next generation of leaders in health and agriculture.