Marufa is an accomplished nurse in Afghanistan who has had to work in difficult and challenging environments. She is passionate about quality improvement and family health education within the nursing field.
“My work as a nurse has impacted our community, there is a dire need for nurses in a country like Afghanistan.”
Marufa was educated as a nurse in Iran and now works for the prestigious French Medical Institute for Children in Afghanistan. She is passionate about caring for patients in her community and feels that educating future nurses and midwives is essential to maintaining public health in a country such as Afghanistan.
Her work began in Tehran, but she moved to the FMIC Hospital in Kabul in 2009 where she was a nurse in the children’s ward. She has remained at FMIC since, working as a team leader, and later in the medical and surgical unit. She is now a member of the nursing management review committee. Since 2019, she has worked as a head nurse in the adult internal medicine department at FMIC. She conducted a quality project to improve compliance to IPSGs among staff and has produced numerous documents to improve patient family education.