Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP


Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

We deliver medical and humanitarian aid in an impartial manner to those most vulnerable and at risk, while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system.

Our overarching goal is to improve the health and promote the well-being of Palestinians, strengthening the capacity of local partners.

We are an international, non-governmental, independent, non-political, non-religious charity that has worked towards this goal for nearly four decades, delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation, discrimination, and displacement. Working in partnership with local and international organisations, UN agencies and academic institutions, MAP addresses a wide range of health issues and challenges faced by the Palestinian people.

Purpose of Role

The role of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees. The Chair’s aim is to enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of MAP.

The Chair will ensure that MAP complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations and to make sure that MAP pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

The Chair’s role is also to work in partnership with the CEO helping them to achieve the aims of MAP; and to optimise the relationship between the board of Trustees and the staff. In addition to the general responsibilities of a Trustee, the Chair has a number of tasks specific to their role.

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