Afghan Biographies

Medical Council of Afghanistan

Name Medical Council of Afghanistan
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Director General Afghanistan Medical Council (AMC):
Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil (MD, Obstetric and Gynecology Specialist) (20210613)
Dr. Gul Mohammad "Osman" (2022)
Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Medical Council of Afghanistan:
Dr Khesraw Yosufzai (20210613)

Medical Council of Afghanistan (Shura-ye Tebbi-ye Afghanistan)

Afghanistan Medical Council was established for the first time by the decree of the President of Afghanistan on 4/30/2016. After that, in 2018, the Afghanistan Medical Council was legally approved as an independent government institution. which was issued as Appendix No. 1 of the Medical Law and established the Afghan Medical Council in the National Gazette of Afghanistan No. 1313 dated (8/10/2018) and determined its responsibilities and powers.

And further, after the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, in the meeting number (18) of the Cabinet of the Islamic Emirate, which was held on (01/10/2022) under the chairmanship of Honorable Alhaji Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the Medical Council of Afghanistan was established as an independent department and It was approved with a specific budget.


Activities undertaken by the Medical Council is to protect the public by promoting and better ensuring high standards of professional conduct, professional higher education, training and safeguarding competency level across registered medical practitioners. Medical council holds a large volume of data, which is providing a valuable insight into the profile of doctors & dentists registered to serve in Afghanistan. The data and information provided by doctors utilized to better inform the development and strengthening of medical regulation to protect the public and enhance long-term professional development. Considering this need, the presidential decree #.65 issued on 30 /April / 2017 established Afghanistan Medical Council (AMC) as a technical regulatory body.

Stepping as guide to registered doctors and dentists in country, AMC has the mandate to provide opportunities and urge doctors and dentists to follow the highest standards of medical ethics and obtain quality education in order to protect the health of all residents in Afghanistan. AMC performs and is entirely entitled to follow wide variety of functions and services, such as advocating health promotion and patient safety policies and strategies through registering the doctors and dentists that are eligible to provide health care services. Advocating access to quality health care in local communities through defining the standards of medical educations as well as accreditation of medical educational institutions, manage, recommend and adapt to change in health care service delivery through implementation of Continues Professional Development programs and Medical Ethics Capacity Development packages.

Afghanistan Medical Council as government entity is the national voice of Afghan doctors & dentists for reform. Further, AMC is committed to ensure patient safety through improving and promoting the quality of services delivered by medical doctors, dentists and medical training institutions. The AMC is envisioning building a strong professional council that ensures protection of the health and well-being of the patients, doctors and dentists.

Afghanistan Medical council (AMC) collaborates with the multiple authorities in Afghanistan such as the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Higher Education, also looking forward to exchange information with other international regulatory institutions so that appropriately verify the credentials of doctors  who have applied for registration in Afghanistan. This verification of credentials ensures that the national and international doctors who have obtained medical degrees and wish to serve in Afghanistan comply with required qualification criteria and can register to practice safely.


Last Modified 2023-12-25
Established 2021-06-13