Israeli Ministry of Health
Dr. Benny Leshem, Director ,The Medical Research Administration, Israeli Ministry of Health
Dr. Irit Allon, (Israeli Ministry of Health)
As part of its strategic approach to ageing research and health, the Ministry of Health supports in funding the Myers-JDC- Brookdale Institute including its Center for Research on Aging; the Gertner Institute of Health Policy; Israeli hospitals, (general as well as geriatric hospitals), and universities, all of which develop and implement strategic programmes on Health and Ageing research.
The budget for research programmes on ageing is approximately 1,000,000 Euro annually.
The Israeli Medical Research Council (IMRC), among its many other planned missions, will address the launching of a national research programme on ageing which will facilitate projects of national priorities along with investigator initiated research. It is intended to cover ageing research from all its complexity and multidisciplinary aspects.
Other research funding bodies in Israel support ageing research, but the Ministry of Health, through the Research Fund of the Chief Scientist Office, is the major governmental source of such support.