Malala Yousufzai was discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as an inpatient yesterday.(Photo: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham)
LONDON -- Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl and women's rights activist
from Pakistan that was shot in the head by the Taliban and subsequently
flown to the United Kingdom for treatment, has been discharged from
Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the hospital said Friday.
was discharged on Thursday, but will be re-admitted in late January or
early February for reconstructive surgery to her skull, the hospital
"Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the
people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery," said
Dave Rosser, medical director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
"Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that
she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two
Yousufzai, now 15, was shot and wounded on her way home
from school in October last year. The Taliban claimed responsibility
for the shooting, saying she was promoting "Western thinking."
this week, Yousufzai's father was given a diplomatic post in the U.K.
Ziauddin Yousufzai has been appointed Pakistan's education attache in
Birmingham, the Associated Press reported.
Malala Yousufzai was shortlisted for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2012.