Afghanistan’s first women doctors specializing in paediatric surgery and pathology are among the 14 doctors awarded certificates of specialization by Mr Firoz Rasul, President of Aga Khan University and Dr Najibullah Safi, Director General, Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Public Health today.
The three women, one in pathology and two in paediatric surgery are the first women fully trained in these specialities to practice in Afghanistan. In another first for Afghanistan four graduates, two radiologists, one cardiologist and one woman pathologist are becoming the first specialist doctors to be trained in these disciplines by a hospital in the country.
These specialist doctors are graduates of the Postgraduate Medical Education Programme run by the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children with assistance from the Governments of Canada and France, who are committed to improving access to health care, particularly for women, newborns and children. The graduates went through a programme accredited by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health and the Aga Khan University’s Department of Postgraduate Medical Education.
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