Melanie Ward steps down as MAP CEO

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)’s Chief Executive, Melanie Ward, has stepped down with immediate effect following her election to UK Parliament.  

Melanie Ward led MAP’s work from January 2023 until her leave of absence in May 2024, during which our dedicated local teams launched the largest humanitarian relief operation in the charity’s 40-year history in Gaza, while also ensuring Palestinians in the West Bank and Lebanon can access the services and quality healthcare that is their right. Over the same period, MAP has campaigned intensively for an immediate end to Israel’s indiscriminate military bombardment on Gaza and an end to UK arms transfers to Israel, to prevent their use in further atrocities.  

We will therefore imminently begin the process for recruiting our next permanent CEO, to drive the organisation to ever-greater impact, and uphold our commitment to the full realisation of the rights to health, dignity and justice for the Palestinian people. We will update supporters with further details soon. 

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