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MSF Perspectives on Medical Care in Palestine

Date: Tuesday, October 12

Time: 1-2:30pm


In person: Annenberg 22-90


Speaker Bios

Dr. Mohammed Abu Mughiaseeb was born in Kuwait to a family of Palestinian origin. He studied medicine in the Republic of Latvia, graduating in 1998 as a general practitioner. In 2000, he went to Palestine (Gaza) and began to work with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in 2001. He began as a general practitioner in the primary health care program and has also worked on mobile teams and on mental health projects. Since 2020, he has been the deputy medical coordinator for MSF in Palestine. He also has a masters degree in public health.

Dr. Natalie Thurtle is an Emergency Physician. She completed a post-graduate fellowship in toxicology in Sydney, Australia, in 2019. She has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) intermittently since 2008. From January 2020, she was the Medical Coordinator for MSF in Palestine, working with a team to structure activities responding to the ongoing conflict and occupation impacting Gaza and the West Bank, as well as to COVID-19. She finished in Palestine in August 2021 and is taking some time off before returning to clinical practice in October.

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