Mor EfratColumbia University Scholars 2019-2020
Director of the Occupied Palestinian Territories Department, Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Mor Efrat is the Director of the Occupied Palestinian Territories Department at Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, an NGO promoting the right to health in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Through individual advocacy support for patients and broader policy work around the healthcare profession, Mor works to lift the obstacles that prevent access to health care for patients living in the West Bank and Gaza. In one of the major challenges for Palestinian patients - the freedom of movement - the department Mor leads is able to overturn the denial of permits in more than half of cases.