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Doctor Saleema Rehman


Obstetrician & Gynecologist

First Afghan Refugee Women Doctor of Turkmen Origin
UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Laureate For Asia 2021

About Me

Welcome to my personal website!

I am Dr. Saleema Rehman, a passionate Consultant Obstetrician, and Gynecologist dedicated to providing compassionate healthcare and championing the rights of refugees. I am deeply honored to have received the prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for Asia in 2021, recognizing my commitment to improving the lives of those affected by displacement and my exceptional performance as a frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As Afghan Background, I endured the challenges of being a refugee and overcame numerous obstacles to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. Growing up in Pakistan, I witnessed firsthand the struggles faced by refugees, particularly women and children. Determined to make a difference, I embarked on a remarkable journey of education and resilience.

Belonging to the Turkmen Tribe, where educational opportunities for girls are limited, I am immensely grateful for the unwavering support of my family, particularly my father. He runs a charitable school for refugee children, where I received my initial education. Witnessing the transformative power of education, I became resolute in my mission to empower others through knowledge.

Throughout my career, I have strived to provide comprehensive healthcare to vulnerable populations, especially refugees. As a frontliner during the Covid-19 pandemic, I displayed unwavering dedication, working tirelessly to ensure the well-being of my patients and communities. I faced the immense challenges posed by the pandemic head-on, providing essential medical care while taking necessary precautions to safeguard the health of those I served.

In recognition of my outstanding performance as a frontliner and my enduring commitment to refugee health, I was honored with the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for Asia in 2021. This esteemed accolade serves as a testament to my unwavering dedication and the impact of my work.

In addition to my medical endeavors, I am blessed to be married to a supportive Pakistani businessman who shares my passion for assisting refugees in the fields of education and healthcare. Together, we strive to make a meaningful impact and create a brighter future for those seeking refuge and solace.

Through this website, I aim to share my experiences, insights, and initiatives, as well as provide valuable resources for individuals interested in refugee health, education, and empowerment. I invite you to explore further and join me on this extraordinary journey of compassion, resilience, and hope.

Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to connecting with you.

Social Services

Explore Dr. Saleema Rehman’s impactful community services, including free medical camps and inspiring school visits, dedicated to promoting healthcare and education among underserved populations.

Community Health Initiatives

I believe in the power of giving back to the community. As a dedicated healthcare professional, I personally spearheads a range of community health initiatives. With a passion for improving the lives of underserved populations, refugees, and those in need, I organizes and leads free medical camps focused on women’s health. These initiatives aim to provide essential healthcare services, promote awareness, and empower individuals to take charge of their well-being. Join us as we make a meaningful difference in the lives of deserving individuals through these heartfelt endeavors.

ERSARI Elementary School

I believe in the power of education and its transformative impact on the lives of individuals, especially refugee children. As part of our commitment to community service, I actively support the ERSARI Elementary School, founded by my father MR.ABDUL REHMAN. This school provides free education to refugee children, empowering them with knowledge and hope for a brighter future. I received her own education from this esteemed institution, remains deeply connected to the cause. I regularly visits these schools, offering guidance, support, and motivation to the girls, inspiring them to dream big and pursue their aspirations. Together, we strive to create a nurturing environment where every child has access to quality education and the opportunity to thrive.


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Interviews & Documentaries

Embark on an inspiring journey through Dr. Saleema Rehman’s insightful interviews and captivating documentaries, chronicling her remarkable path to becoming a doctor and receiving prestigious awards in recognition of her exceptional contributions.

News & Articles

Stay informed and enlightened with the latest news and thought-provoking articles featuring Dr. Saleema Rehman’s expertise, highlighting breakthroughs in women’s health, advancements in refugee healthcare, and her impactful contributions to the medical community.

Social Buzz


Discover Dr. Saleema Rehman’s diverse portfolio showcasing her remarkable achievements, collaborations, and memorable moments with notable figures from various fields.

The Ambassador of Switzerland, Bénédict de Cerjat, the UNHCR Representative, Noriko Yoshida, the Chargée d’affaires of Norway, Elin Kylvåg, and the Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees, Saleem Khan, presenting an award certificate to the regional winner for Asia of the Nansen Refugee Award, Dr. Saleema Rehman, at the event in Islamabad.

Muhammad Ali Khaliq, Andrew J. Schofer(Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States of America) & Dr.Saleema Rehman

Dr. Saleema Rehman as Speaker in Refugee Summit Islamabad-Pakistan by UNHCR

Toily Kurbanov (UNV Executive Coordinator) , Dr.Saleema Rehman & Mr.Abdul Rehman

Fatimah Hossaini(Afghan Photographer & Activist). António Guterres(Secretary-General of the United Nations) & Dr. Saleema Rehman

Lis Rosenholm(The Ambassador for Denmark in Pakistan) & Dr. Saleema Rehman

Dr. Saleema Rehman delivering an inspiring address on World Refugee Day, advocating for the rights and well-being of displaced individuals.

Abdul Kareem(Brother), Bénédict de Cerjat(The Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan) & Dr. Saleema Rehman

Noriko Yoshida(The UNHCR Representative to Pakistan) & Dr. Saleema Rehman

Capturing the beginnings of Dr. Saleema Rehman’s educational journey at the esteemed ERSARI Elementary School, where her passion for learning and community service was nurtured.

Dr. Saleema Rehman providing compassionate healthcare services to refugee women in her dedicated free clinic, ensuring their well-being and empowerment.

Dr. Saleema Rehman & Mahira Khan (Renowned Pakistani Television, Film Actress & UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador)


Delve into Dr. Saleema Rehman’s insightful blog, where she shares valuable knowledge, experiences, and perspectives on women’s health, community engagement, and personal growth.

Get in Touch

I would love to hear from you. Whether you have a question, a collaboration opportunity, or simply want to connect, feel free to reach out to me using the contact information provided below.

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