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Masoumeh Abad

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Nationality  Iran

Name  Masoumeh Abad
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Born  1962Abadan , Iran

Masoumeh Abad (Persian: معصومه آباد‎‎; born 5 September 1962) is an Iranian author, university professor, conservative politician and activist. She is member of the fourth Islamic City Council of Tehran Director of Health Division in the Tehran City Council. Abad is also the author of the book I'm Alive.



During Iran-Iraq War, Abad played a significant role in the construction and management of hospitals and other medical clinics for the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS). 33 days after the start of the Iran-Iraq war when She was only 17 years old Masoumeh Abad, Fatemeh Nahidi, Maryam Bahrami and Halimeh Azmoudeh were captured by the Iraqi military forces on Mahshahr to Abadan's high way (15 October 1980). They were on Red Crescent mission. At first, Abad, Nahidi, Bahrami and Azmoudeh were sent to Tanoumeh border camp and then they were sent to Estekhbarat (secret agency of Saddam) and Al-Rashid prisons. Again after sometime, Abad and her companions were moved to Mousel and Al-Anbar camps.three years and six months later on 21 April 1983 Abad was released.

I'm Alive is a memoir by Masoumeh Abad detailing her experiences during the Iran-Iraq war. The book is Abad's Captivity memoir in prison. This book has received an award in the 16th Sacred Defense Book of the year award in Iran. This book discusses some of the roles of Iranian women who participated in the Iran-Iraq war.


Abad holds a BSc degree in midwifery from Iran University of Medical Sciences in 1989, a MSc in Hygiene from Iran University of Medical Sciences in 1996 and PhD in Hygiene from Shahid Beheshti University in 2011.


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