Famous Afghan Physicians

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Abdullah Abdullah
(Chief Executive of Afghanistan from September 2014 to March 2020)
Abdullah Abdullah
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Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kabul
Abdullah Abdullah is an Afghan politician who was serving as the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation when the Afghan government was toppled by Taliban in 2021. A prominent politician, Abdullah Abdullah also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 22 December 2001 to 20 April 2005.
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Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi
(Jordanian doctor)
Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi
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Birthdate: December 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuwait
Died: December 30, 2009
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Anahita Ratebzad
(Afghan Politician and One of the First Four Women Elected to the Afghan Parliament)
Anahita Ratebzad
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Birthdate: November 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guldara, Afghanistan
Died: September 7, 2014

Afghan socialist and Marxist-Leninist politician Anahita Ratebzad is noted as one of the first four women who were elected to the Afghan parliament during 1965 election. A member of People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) and Revolutionary Council, Ratebzad held significant positions including as Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Revolutionary Council, and Member of the Politburo of PDPA.

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Fatima Aziz
(Afghan Physician and Politician)
Fatima Aziz
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Kunduz, Kingdom of Afghanistan Afghanistan
Died: March 12, 2021

Afghan physician and politician Fatima Aziz was elected as a Member of the Afghanistan Parliament for Kunduz province during the 2005 Afghan parliamentary election, the first free parliamentary election that was held in Afghanistan after over three-decades. She got re-elected in subsequent elections in 2010 and 2018 and held office as an MP till she died of cancer in 2021.

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Anarkali Kaur Honaryar
(The First Non-Muslim to Become a Member of Afghan Parliament)
Anarkali Kaur Honaryar
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Birthplace: Afghan
Anarkali Kaur Honaryar is a Sikh Afghan political leader, dentist, physician, and women's rights activist. She is the first non-Muslim to become a member of Afghan Parliament. A well-known human rights activist, Anarkali Kaur Honaryar received the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence for her efforts to help women fight against domestic abuse and gender discrimination.
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Sima Samar
(Afghan Social Human & Women Rights Activist)
Sima Samar
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Birthdate: February 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jaghori, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

A champion for human rights and women’s rights, Afghan social activist Sima Samar has also been Afghanistan’s minister of women's affairs during the reign of President Hamid Karzai. The Right Livelihood Award winner is a doctor who has worked for the betterment of Afghan women and children.

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Habiba Sarābi
(Ramon Magsaysay Award-Winning Politician and Afghanistan’s First Female Governor)
Habiba Sarābi
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Birthdate: 1956 AD
Birthplace: Sarab, Afghanistan

Afghan hematologist and politician Habiba Sarābi scripted history as Afghanistan’s first female governor when she became the governor of Bamiyan. She was also her country’s 2nd minister of women's affairs. The 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Award winner has also been a member of Afghanistan’s Peace Negotiation Team.

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Massouda Jalal
(The First Afghan Woman to Run for the Office of the President in Afghanistan)
Massouda Jalal
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Birthdate: January 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gulbahar, Karachi, Pakistan
Massouda Jalal is an Afghan politician who achieved popularity in 2002 when she became the first Afghan woman to run for the office of the president. She ran again for the president’s office in 2004 and inspired a generation of women to engage in public life in a society where women's role in politics was previously banned and considered unacceptable.
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Suhaila Siddiq
(Afghan Politician and Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan)
Suhaila Siddiq
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Birthdate: March 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: December 4, 2020
Suhaila Siddiq was an Afghan politician who served as the Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2004. Referred to as General Suhaila, Siddiq served in the military as the Surgeon General prior to her role as the Minister of Public Health. Suhaila Siddiq is the only Afghan woman to have held the prestigious title of lieutenant general.
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Suraya Dalil
(Afghan Physician and Politician)
Suraya Dalil
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan physician and Harvard School of Public Health alumna Suraya Dalil has also been Afghanistan’s public health minister. She has also been Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN. She has worked with UNICEF and has been the director of the WHO program on primary health care.

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Nasrin Oryakhil
(Afghan Gynecologist and Obstetrician)
Nasrin Oryakhil
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

International Women of Courage Award-winning Afghan gynecologist and obstetrician Nasrin Oryakhil has not only headed a maternity hospital in Kabul but has also launched the first Afghan clinic for obstetric fistula repair. She later took over as Afghanistan’s minister of labor.