Afghan Biographies

Oryakhil, Nasrin Dr.


Name Oryakhil, Nasrin Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1968
Function/Grade Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martys and Disabled
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Martyrs and Disabled and Social Affairs
Sayed Ekramuddin Agha (Takhar),
Sediqa Balkhi (Balkh),
Noor Moh. Qarqeen (Jowzjan) (2004),
Amina Safi Afzali (2010-2014093),
Amina Safi Afzali acting Minister (20141001)
acting Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Wasil Nur Mohmand (20141209, 20161112 impeached)
Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil (20150418)

Deputy Minister of Labour, Social, Martyr and Disabled Affairs:
Wasil Momand (20101228)
Samim Sultani (20151119)
Wasi Noor Mahmand Wasel Noor Mohmand (20151119, 20160210)
Ahmad Shah Salehi (20160524)

Spokesman for the Ministry:
Dr. Fareed Rayid (20110329)
General Director of Legislation and Labor Condition Development for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs:
Ghulam Mustafa Harooni (20160523)
2. Previous Functions:
Ministry of Public Health Task Force Member (2004)
Rabia Balkhi Hospital (2005)
Administrative Director Malalai Maternity Hospital Kabul (20111220, 20150322)

Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martys and Disabled (20150418, 20161112 impeached)
3. Biodata:
Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil Nasrin Oryakhail Oriyakhil Nasreen Oryakhel was born 1968 in Kabul and hails from Paghman district. She is the Director of Malalai Maternity Hospital Kabul (Afghanistan). She was awarded with the 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. A prominent leader in the field of maternal health, Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil is a doctor of Gynecology and Obstetrics and has been the Director of the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul since 2004. In addition to providing emergency obstetric care to women, including for rural women who come to Kabul because of medical complications, Dr. Nasrin founded, at Malalai Maternity Hospital, the first center for obstetric fistula repair in Afghanistan. Dr. Nasrin is also firmly committed to strengthening the role of women in medical professions in Afghanistan. She has increased the recognition of the essential role of midwives and supported the establishment of the Afghan Midwives Association. She is the president of the non-governmental organization Afghan Family Health Association, which is currently implementing innovative reproductive health programs, providing a hotline for youth and shelters for women, and conducting outreach sessions in high schools to raise reproductive health awareness among students. She is also an active member of the Afghan Women’s Network, has spoken before the Parliament many times, has presented at professional medical conferences, and is part of the working group tasked to establish a Medical Council in Afghanistan.
Mrs. Nasrin Oryakhel has been picked as Labor, Social Affairs, Martys and Disabled Minister.(20150321) She was confirmed as Minister by Wolesi Jirga.(20150418)

Two current and two former deputy ministers of labour and social affairs, martyrs and disabled were introduced to the Attorney General Office for their negligence towards the corruption. They included current deputy ministers Samim Sultani and Wasi Noor Mahmand and former Hasamuddin Hamrah and Suraya Paikan.(20151119)

Three ministers, foreign minister Salahudddin Rabbani, public works minister Mahmood Baligh, and minister of labor, social affairs, martyrs & disabled Nasreen Oryakhel were summoned and were disqualified from their posts.(20161112)

Last Modified 2016-11-12
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