Tawhida Ben Cheikh

The first women to obtain the baccalaureate degree and first female Muslim Doctor in the Maghreb region. She worked a paediatrician and a gynaecologist pioneering in women’s health.

Various tributes celebrate Dr Ben Cheikh including a hospital in her name in France, a Google Doodle in her honor on the 27th of March 2021, and a 10-Dinar banknote in Tunisia as well as a postal stamp.


1936 | Paris, School of Medicine


2010 | Died in Tunis
1909 | Born in Tunis



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