Karam Swidan

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Karam Swidan

Karam Swidan

Palestine

Karam is a 25-year-old nurse who lives in the Gaza Strip in Palestine. He received his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2012 from the Palestine College of Nursing. He has worked in the surgical department at the European Gaza Hospital since 2013. Previously, he worked at the Rehabilitation Center for the Red Cross of Palestine, which primarily addressed the nursing care for people with disabilities. As a professional carer, he is very passionate about what he does. Karam’s Project for Change is called “Breathe Easy Gaza” and aims to provide much needed medicine to treat infants with asthma. Since most of the people in Gaza do not have easy access to health services, he wants to save lives in Gaza by connecting asthmatic infants and their families to means that are affordable and accessible. At the moment, infant mortality in Gaza has dramatically increased and babies are dying because they lack a medicine that everywhere else in the world is cheap and available.  This is unacceptable and Karam wants to learn from his NSL experience how to make a difference.