The CF Center
“ at the CF-Center I am a guest and not a patient ...
said Stefan (30) at the end of a camp in January 98

The CF Center Dead Sea, was first founded in November 1995, under the honorable patronage of the late first lady of Germany Mrs. Christiane Herzog.

Since then, over 200 CF patients from Europe and other countries have visited our Center, many returning every year, and have enjoyed the many benefits that the Dead Sea has to offer.

First meeting between Mrs. Herzog & Mr.  Pinkas
The CF's "camp" programs are medically supervised by Prof. A. Tal a well known Pediatric Pulmonary physician of the Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheba, whilst the CF Center located at the Hod hotel, a comfortable 5 Stars hotel, on the Dead Sea shore, includes a full medical staff of physicians and physiotherapists, and features all necessary medical equipment as well as physiotherapeutic equipment, the hotel clinic with its general physician and nurse providing medical support.

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Mrs. Christiane Herzog with German children on the shore of hotel Hod (October 1998).

Over the years, the Center, has initiated and performed 4 medical researches, according to worldwide medical academic criteria. These researches were widely published at medical conventions worldwide and include:
a. The effect of the Dead Sea on lung function.
b. Prevention of cross-infection due to the special conditions at the Center.
c. Positive long-term effects.
d. Quality of life perception.

The results of these researches show a substantial improvement in each of the fields above. In light of the above, the Center serves as both a treatment and research center, which gives the Center a definite superiority of the highest standards in an academic background. (for more information see Medical Research)

The Smily Feedback
Overall subjective patients evaluation

The "CF Season" lasts 5 months, starting from November 1st. until March 31st. and is divided into three sub divisions: patients with No Pseudomonas, patients who are carriers of Pseudomonas and patients who are carriers of Cepacia. The duration of each "camp" is 21 nights (3 weeks) and is open for individuals as well as groups of 7-8 patients. (for more information see Next Season)

The "camp" program includes:
14 Individual Breathing Physiotherapy treatments, over a 3-week period.
14 Conducted sport group activities.
3 medical examinations, including 2 lung function tests, performed by the medical staff headed by Prof. A. Tal.
Summarizing medical report by Prof. A. Tal.
Nutrition consultation.
Controlled hiking.
Bike riding.
High-caloric protein food.
Participation in various physical activities.
Four-star resort hotel accommodation and facilities + airport transfer.
Lots of free time, away from home.
Varied tours including visits to historic sites and holy places such as Jerusalem, Massada , Ein Gedi or Eilat.

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Hotel Hod Hamidbar
The Hod Hamidbar Hotel offers the perfect resort for a relaxing and pampering vacation. Its unique family atmosphere ensuring that "home away from home" feeling and its superb location on the shore of the legendary Dead Sea, close to a beautiful promenade along the shore and a cosy shopping centre, framed by blue skies and desert landscapes, surrounded by a wealth of natural and historical destinations.
All these features combine to create an ideal holiday and rehabilitation spot.

Waiting at your disposal:
Freshwater pool and sundeck.
Private beach, fully equipped.
Indoor Dead Sea water pool.
Health and Beauty Spa.
Hot mud body pack.
Professional massage.
Finish sauna.
Fitness room.
Hairdressing Salon.
Beauty treatment based on natural Dead Sea mineral products.
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All rooms at the Hotel have been refurbished, some of them without carpet. Luxurious modern decor equipped with minibar, 25" colour TV, hairdryer, personal safe and electric kettle are provided for the guest's convenience.


The CF Center

86930 Ein-Bokek Dead Sea, Tel/Fax 972-8-6520256
Main office 16 Shaar-Hagai St, 34554 Haifa, Tel/Fax 972-4-8243102