Murjan Abed


occupied Palestinian territory

Murjan Abed

Murjan Abed is a senior nurse with a mobile clinic that provides mammography services to women in the West Bank villages in the occupied Palestinian territory. It often takes her a few hours, if possible at all, to reach some of the areas – and not just because of the remoteness. Hundreds of movement obstacles, including “flying” Israeli checkpoints hamper free movement within the West Bank, including for ambulances and mobile health clinics. 

“In spite of all the difficulties we face daily in our job, I do not despair. I am a firm believer in what we do, and every time we successfully reach one more village to explain the importance of breast check-ups to women, and provide our services, I know it is worth the effort.”

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