Nasrin Oryakhil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
International Women of Courage Award, 2014. Dr. Oryakhil of Afghanistan speaks.

Nasrin Oryakhil (born 1964) is a gynecologist and obstetrician from Afghanistan. She received a 2014 International Women of Courage Award. [1][2]

Work[change | change source]

In 2004, Oryakhil became the Director of the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.[3] At that hospital, she started the first clinic for obstetric fistula repair in Afghanistan.[3] She is the president of the NGO Afghan Family Health Association, and a member of the Afghan Women's Network. [2][4]

Oryakhil is also part of a group to create a Medical Council in Afghanistan.[3][5] She supported the creation of the Afghan Midwives Association.[6]

Oryakhil is a member of the Afghan Women’s Network. She speaks to the Parliament and at professional medical conferences. She is part of a working group to start a Medical Council in Afghanistan. [2]

Awards[change | change source]

In 2014, Oryakhil received an International Women of Courage Award.[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2014 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bios of 2014 Award Winners".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Bios of 2014 Award Winners". state.gov. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. "2014 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".
  5. "US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage". feminist.org. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. "Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil receives International Women of Courage Award". khaama.com. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  7. "Oryakhil selected for World Courage Award". pajhwok.com. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  8. Stearns, Scott. "US Honors International Women of Courage".
  9. "Ukrainian Euromaidan volunteer receives State Department's International Women of Courage Award".

Other websites[change | change source]