Jan 04

Malala discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

LONDON: Schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, has been discharged from the British hospital treating her, a hospital spokeswoman said on Friday.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England, said 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai would continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary English home before undergoing major reconstructive surgery in a few weeks.malala

Malala, was brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on October 15 after Taliban gunmen shot her in the head as she travelled on a school bus in Swat.

Earlier, the Pakistani government had said that she would undergo skull surgery within weeks at the British hospital where she is recovering from her injuries.

Her cranial reconstruction surgery will be carried out in late January or early February “as part of her long-term recovery”, said a statement released by the Pakistani High Commission in London.

Dave Rosser, medical director at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said Malala had “continued to make great progress in her treatment”, according to the statement.

It emerged on Wednesday that Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, would become Pakistan’s education attache at its consulate in Birmingham.

Yousafzai will initially undertake the role for three years, but could get a two-year extension as his daughter continues her recovery, the Pakistani government said.

Malala first rose to prominence aged just 11 with a blog for the BBC Urdu service in 2009 in which she described life in Swat during the bloody rule of the Taliban.

Her calls for improved education for girls attracted the attention of the Taliban, ultimately leading to the attempt on her life.

Oct 27

Malala Yousafzai First video at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Malala Yousufzai is seen with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers Khushal Khan and Atal Khan (R), as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, in this photograph taken October 25, 2012 and released October 26, 2012.malaala london

The father of a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the the Taliban for advocating girls’ education said on Friday his daughter was strong and would “rise again” to pursue her dreams after receiving treatment in a British hospital.

Oct 17

After Madonna, Angelina Jolie shows her support for Malala Yousafzai

New York: Hollywood actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has showed her support for Malala Yousafzai, suggesting that the Pakistani child activist should “be given serious consideration” for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.Angelina Malala

“After reading the article, I felt compelled to share Malala’s story with my children,” Jolie writes in The Daily Beast. “It was difficult for them to comprehend a world where men would try to kill a child whose only ‘crime’ was the desire that she and others like her be allowed to go to school.”

Malala is undergoing treatment in the UK after being shot in the head last week. She is said to be making a ‘good recovery’.

Jolie writes her “children asked, ‘Why did those men think they needed to kill Malala?’ I answered, ‘because an education is a powerful thing’”.

Malala, the daughter of a school principal, has been blogging for the BBC since 2011, writing about her daily life fighting to end inequality in Pakistan.

(source thenewstribe)

Oct 14

Malala taken off, put back on ventilator: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Sunday termed Malala Yousafzai’s condition ‘satisfactory’ and that it was witnessing a steady improvement.Malala

It said that Malala Yousafzai was taken off the ventilator for some time and was later placed back on it.

The ISPR also said that the option to send her abroad for further treatment was being considered.

Earlier, the 14-year old activist’s doctors also termed the CT scan and other medical reports of Malala Yousafzai as satisfactory.

Earlier on Saturday, Director General ISPR Maj Gen Asim Bajwa said that Malala Yousafzai’s condition was steadily improving and as a result the critically injured 14-year old was now being administered a lower dose of sedatives.

“Movement has been witnessed in Malala’s hands and legs which is a positive development,” Maj Gen Bajwa said.

He said the doctors have cut down the amount of sedatives being administered to Malala Yousafzai in view of the steady improvement in her health condition. Her condition is satisfactory, he added.

The DG ISPR said the board of doctors has not yet made any decision in connection with taking young Malala abroad. The doctors are constantly busy in taking post-traumatic care of their patient, he said.

Two other girl students wounded with Malala were “also being taken care of at places where they can get best treatment”, he said, without elaborating.

Meanwhile the United Arab Emirates has sent an aircraft to fly out Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban for further medical treatment.

The 14 year old is currently being treated at the AFIC in Rawalpindi.

Oct 12

Madonna dedicates a song to Pakistani youngster campaigner Malala Yousafzai

Famous hot Hollywood singer Madonna dedicated a song to Pakistani youngster campaigner Malala Yousafzai during her MDNA Tour to Staples Center, Los Angeles on Wednesday.She said, “This song is for you, Malala,” and then went on to sing “Human nature”.Madonna Malala

Madonna said this made me cry. “The 14 year old schoolgirl who wrote a blog about going to school. Taliban stopped her bus and gunshot her. Do you realize how sick that is?”

She shouted, to the crowd’s cheers of approval, “Support education! Support women!”Madonna performed a striptease in the concert and showed the audience her back where it was written the name of “Malala”.