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Anisa Hamed Faryabi

Calvary Hospital, Canberra, Australia

Anisa Hamed Faryabi

Anisa Hamed Faryabi, MD, MPH
Internship in Health Administration, Calvary Hospital, ACT, Australia
ahamedfaryabi@gmail.com

Dr Anisa Hamed Faryabi was born on 13th Aug. 1977. She graduated from Ibn-i-sina Balkh Medical School in 2005 with a Bachelor of Curative Medicine (MD) and obtained her Master’s in Public Health from the Australian National University (ANU) in Dec. 2014.

She served as a General Practitioner (GP) in the Department of Gyn. & Obs. in Faryab Provincial Hospital for 5 years, including a year as chief of the Ultrasound Department. In addition to ultrasound training by the Afghan-German Doctors Association (AGDA) (including 9 months of clinical Ultrasonography in Balkh, Afghanistan), she received a month of further ultrasound training in Gyn & Obs in Atatürk Training &Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey in 2007. She also served for two years as a Coordinator of Community Midwifery Education (TiKA-CME) in Faryab, Afghanistan.

During her tenure in the Faryab Provincial Hospital, she established the Faryab chapter of the Afghan Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (AFSOG), established the Afghan Midwifery Association (AMA), and the Movement of Afghan Sisters (MAS), acting as president of AFSOG and MAS. She was also the chairperson of the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. She also was assigned as a medical officer on Obstetric Fistula supported by UNFPA, in Faryab. In addition to the professional work as MD, Anisa has served as a casual interpreter for more than 7 years with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF medical team) and USAID. She secured and implemented a women’s capacity building project, as well as many other projects which focused on reproductive health matters and the empowerment of women.

During her study at the ANU, she served as Secretary General and as President of the Afghan Students Association in Australia (ASAA), as well as an Orientation Volunteer for the Students Experience and Transition Team, which focusses on assisting new students’ transition to Canberra and university life in the Australian National University. She often works as a volunteer interpreter with Migrant and Refugee Settlement Service (MARSS) in Canberra ACT, Australia. Anisa is currently completing her internship in Health Administration in Calvary Hospital, ACT Australia.

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