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Roula Abdelhady

Roula Abdelhady

2013 Fellow
Women's Initiative Fellowship Program

Roula works in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology through Doctors without Borders in Egypt.  Through her work, Roula provides medical care for underserved women in rural and urban communities.  She travels to various marginalized villages to educate sex workers about basic human rights and health education.

Roula believes the right to health belongs to every person, regardless of his or her economic or social status.  She hopes that through health education, women will learn, despite societal convictions, that they are valuable, “whole human beings.”  She is confident that if women are aware of their bodies, they will learn to respect their bodies, their rights and their unique power and role in life.

Roula hopes to increase her own knowledge and capacity in the area, teach her practice to others, raise the status of OB/GYNs in Egypt and provide accessible healthcare to all women. 

Roula is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cairo University and is currently conducting a thesis study focused on improving the success rate of in vitro fertilization.