Masoumeh Abad

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Masoumeh Abad
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Abad in 2013
Member of the City Council of Tehran
In office
29 April 2007 – 22 August 2017
Personal details
Born1962 (age 59–60)
Abadan, Iran
Political partySociety of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution[1]
Alma materIran University of Medical Sciences
Shahid Beheshti University

Masoumeh Abad (Persian: معصومه آباد‎; born 5 September 1962) is an Iranian author, university professor,[2] and conservative politician.[3] She is member of the fourth Islamic City Council of Tehran Director of Health Division in the Tehran City Council.[4] Abad is also the author of the book I'm Alive.[5]


During the 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).[6][not in citation given] Thirty-three days after the start of the war, when she was 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).[7] 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 Mosul and Al-Anbar camps. Three years and six months later, on 21 April 1983, Abad was released.[8]

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.[9] This book discusses some of the roles of Iranian women who participated in the war.[10]


Abad holds a BSc degree in midwifery from Iran University of Medical Sciences in 1989,[11] a MSc in Hygiene from Iran University of Medical Sciences in 1996 and PhD in Hygiene from Shahid Beheshti University in 2011.[12]

See also[edit]

  • Majid Gheisari
  • Tahereh Saffarzadeh
  • Seyyed Mahdi Shojaee
  • Ahad Gudarziani
  • Ahmad Dehqan
  • Akbar Sahraee
  • Holy Defense Year Book Award
  • Mohammad Doroudian
  • Saeed Akef
  • Hamid Reza Shekarsari


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  3. "Tehran Managerial Model for Health, Safety and Environment". Tehran official web site. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  4. "سوابق فعالیت علمی و اجرایی". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  5. "Biography of MASOUMEH ABAD". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  6. "Tehran mayor says gender segregation a question of dignity". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  7. "MASOUMEH ABAD". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  8. "من زنده ام". Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  9. "من زنده‌ام هم‌چنان پرچاپ‌ترین کتاب کشور". mashreghnews (in Persian). Retrieved 25 August 2015.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  10. "من زنده‌ام تا زمانی که غیرت مردان و زنان ایران زنده است". farsnews (in Persian). Retrieved 25 August 2015.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  11. "سوابق فعالیت علمی و اجرایی". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  12. "Central Tehran Branch - Islamic Azad University". Retrieved 25 August 2015.

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