Inspirational Asian Women in Medicine — Hannah.Nazri.org

1. Tu Youyou

2. Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, Keiko Okami and Sabat M Islambouli

5. Salma Ismail

6. Rufaida Al-Aslamiya

Rufaida Al-Aslamiya (Aslamiya, reflecting her tribe) or Rufaida binti Saad (daughter of Saad) (~620 AD-?) was recognised as the first female Muslim nurse and surgeon [11](talk about a surgeon with the skills of a caring nurse!). Her skills in nursing and surgery grew in prominence among Arab women at that time that she had also taught the famous companions of Prophet Muhammad — Khadijah, then Aishah. In addition to her clinical skills, she helped to solve social issues related to the disease, demonstrating a great understanding of patient-centredness and “whole-person care”. She was also a charitable individual; helping the disadvantaged especially children and orphans.

7. Serena Nik-Zainal

8. Chiaki Mukai

9. Jemilah Mahmood

10. Adeeba Kamarulzaman

11. Yoshioka Yayoi

12. Honoria Acosta Sison

13. Marie Thomas

14. Margaret Lin Xavier

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Medical Doctor & DPhil candidate in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Oxford. Youth education & women's rights advocate.