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Medics trained in emergency response have become the latest Israelis to be let into Dubai, to take part in a conference on the subject.

Talking tactics and ways to cut emergency response times, the team from United Hatzalah joined international experts in the influential Arab city to share best practice on emergency care.

“The goal was to empower developing countries to implement community-based emergency response,” said Dov Maisel from United Hatzalah. “It was a privilege for us as Israelis to be there, sharing our experience, perspective and tactics with so many countries in dire need of assistance.”

Maisel and his colleague Eli Beer employ smartphone technology, trained volunteers carrying medical equipment and motorcycle ambulances to cut response times to three minutes. The approach has since been replicated around the world.

Beer said: “To be able to spread our experience and techniques is such as a tremendous mitzvah with the power to really impact the world positively.”