• childsmilingThe announcement was made in response to a High Court petition submitted by ACRI (The Association for Civil Rights in Israel) and Physicians for Human Rights, demanding that all Israeli schoolchildren be provided with free-of-charge dental checkups, as clearly stated in the National Health Insurance Law. ACRI welcomes the Health Ministry’s decision.

    Israel’s State Comptroller report from 2004 revealed that although every child is entitled to the national dental health basket, only 25% of school students in grades 1 to 9 receive state-sponsored dental checkups. The reason for this is that Health Ministry regulations stipulate that local authorities be the providers of dental treatment. As this decision is left in their hands, only affluent local authorities have take on this mission, while more than half (58%) do not provide any such services.

    Bolstered by this victory, ACRI intends to continue our struggle to ensure equal access to healthcare for all members of Israeli society.


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