Woman of Courage 2014

2014-oryakhil-604-608x300_cDr. Nasrin Oryakhil, a gynecologist and obstetrician, has been recognized for her work in the field of medicine as one of the State Department’s Women of Courage for 2014. She has both improved the quality and range of health care options available to women and opened doors for other women to enter medical professions, within her home country of Afghanistan.

In 2014, Dr. Oryakhil became the Director of the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul, and founded within it the first center for obstetric fistula repair in Afghanistan. With her support, the Afghan Midwives Association was established. She is the president of the Afghan Family Health Association and a member of the Afghan Women’s Network. She is currently working with a group to establish a medical council in Afghanistan.

See full report HERE.