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Zvi Sliternik

Hebrew: צבי סליטרניק
Birthplace: Khmelnytskyi, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Place of Burial: Jerusalem, Israel
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Son of mr. Sliternik
Husband of Shoshana Sliternik
Father of <private> Gibant (Sliternik) and <private> Sliternik

Occupation: Israeli entomologist & parasitologist; eradicator of Malaria in Israel
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About Zvi Sliternik

Zvi Sliternik - צבי סליטרניק‎; born 16 May 1897, died 1994) was an Israeli entomologist.


Sliternik was born in 1897 in Ploskirów, in the Podolia region of Austria-Hungary (now known as Khmelnytskyi, in Ukraine). He began studying medicine in Russia, but did not complete his studies before emigrating in 1919 to Mandate Palestine. There he met Shoshanah Lissauer, a Jewish tourist volunteer from Berlin, Germany, whom he married in 1929.

He returned to his studies, studying biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1946, he received a doctorate.

Sliternik began his entomology work in 1921, as a member of a small unit headed by Dr. Israel Kligler, to develop inexpensive and efficient methods of fighting malaria, which ultimately resulted in the total eradication of malaria in 1962.

He was appointed regional supervisor for the elimination of malaria in the Jezreel Valley and supervised the draining of the marshes in the vicinity of Hadera, as well as additional areas throughout the country. Sliternik served as director of entomological service in the IDF in 1948 and was subsequently director of the entomological department in the Israel Ministry of Health from 1949 to 1962.

In 1962, Sliternik was awarded the Israel Prize, in medicine, for his work on the eradication of malaria in Israel.

About צבי סליטרניק (עברית)

ד"ר צבי סָלִיטֶרְנִיק (16 במאי 1897 - אוקטובר 1993‏) היה אנטומולוג ופרזיטולוג ישראלי, חתן פרס ישראל על עבודת חייו במיגור מחלת המלריה בארץ ישראל

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May 19, 1897
Khmelnytskyi, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 31
October 1993
Age 96
Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel