Nobel Prize Laureate Malala addresses Aesculap Academia event

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Nobel Prize Laureate Malala addresses Aesculap Academia event

Activist and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed a major industry event in Birmingham.

The British Cochlear Implant Group’s annual meeting, hosted by Aesculap Academia - the educational arm of B. Braun Medical Ltd – welcomed the 19-year-old campaigner for female education.

At the age of 17 Malala became the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize Laureate and more recently became the youngest Messenger of Peace earlier this year - the highest honour given by the UN.

Malala, herself a cochlear implant recipient, addressed guests on the theme of the meeting, ‘Challenging the Future - Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality’ at Birmingham Conference Venue.

Attacked by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan in 2012 because of the educational activism she is today renowned for, Malala later received treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and, following the assassination attempt, went on to became a global advocate for women’s education.

In 2013 she and her father created the Malala Fund, a foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of female education, and in the same year she co-authored the international best-seller I am Malala, as well as addressing the UN General Assembly.

In 2015, she was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary 'He Named Me Malala', has featured several times as one of Time magazine ‘most influential people globally’.

B. Braun Medical Ltd Group Chief Executive Hans Hux said: “We were thrilled to welcome Malala to our speaker line-up, especially as she was addressing the event in her adopted home town of Birmingham, and are sure the industry delegates benefited greatly from her valuable insights.”

Based in Chapeltown, Sheffield, Aesculap Academia enjoys a world-wide reputation for providing continuing education for health-care professionals, including surgeons, physicians, nurses and anaesthetists.

Currently marking its 20-year anniversary, Aesculap Academia’s premium quality courses are accredited by medical societies, international medical associations and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office. 

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