The company is active today in many countries, both in Africa and in Europe, and in partnership with the countries’ governments, financial bodies and international banks. It is planning, initiating and constructing additional hospitals, as well as national projects.
IMS, the company that she founded, has succeeded where others failed, and not only because she saw a blessing in her work, but she also supplies work for many Israelis abroad.
Yardena Ovadia was born in Meknes, Morocco, to a well-known and respected Jewish family that immigrated to Israel at the end of the 1950s
IMS – which is owned by Mrs. Ovadia – specializes in entrepreneurship, construction, maintenance, operating and management of hospitals, as well as complex projects of transportation infrastructure, communications, energy, water and agriculture.
Yardena Ovadia, with her own two hands, has built an empire.
IMS employs hundreds of medical teams, in many and various positions – professors, senior physicians and specialists, nurses, midwifes, paramedics and emergency medicine personnel, radiologists, X-ray technicians, maintenance personnel and more.
The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who immediately recognized the ability, connections and the significant potential that lay in bringing knowledge, human resources and Israeli technology to the African continent in general, and to his country in particular.
He allowed Mrs. Ovadia to establish two magnificent hospitals. The first one was built in the city of Bata in 2007, in cooperation with the Sheba Medical Center in Israel. The hospital has 137 beds and employs dozens of Israeli medical staff.
Yardena Ovadia quickly became one of the best-known and respected women on the African continent and in the whole world, and has won many prizes for her work for the African population. Mrs. Ovadia manages, among other things, many philanthropic projects, in the fields of community health, making medical services available, life-saving surgeries for children, cataract operations for adults, women’s health and child-bearing, desalination plants for villages, availability of emergency medical services, orphanages, old-age homes and more, in many and various fields.
In addition, Mrs. Ovadia has initiated and managed defensive projects.