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Dr. Laila Al-Marayati

Influential Physician and Human Rights Advocate

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Date of Birth:



Los Angeles

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Advocacy for women's health and rights, both within the Muslim-American community and internationally.

Brief bio

Dr. Laila Al-Marayati is a prominent physician and advocate for women's health and rights. With a career that spans across clinical practice, public service, and international humanitarian efforts, Dr. Al-Marayati has made significant contributions to improving healthcare access and policies affecting women, especially within Muslim communities. Her work extends to advocacy on behalf of Palestinian women and children, emphasizing the importance of healthcare and human rights.

Major Milestones


  • Medical Degree and Specialization: Achieving her medical degree and establishing herself in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, focusing on women's health issues.

  • Leadership in Muslim Women's League: Her role as President or a leading figure in the Muslim Women's League, where she has worked to address issues of gender equity, justice, and health from an Islamic perspective.

  • Appointment to Governmental or Advisory Panels: Participation in governmental or advisory panels on health or human rights, demonstrating recognition of her expertise and contributions to public policy.

  • Humanitarian Missions: Involvement in humanitarian missions or initiatives aimed at providing medical care and support to underserved populations, including Palestinian women and children in conflict zones...See More

  • Public Speaking and Advocacy: Engagements in public speaking, where she has addressed national and international audiences on issues related to health, women's rights, and the impact of conflict on civilian populations...See More

  • Advancement of Women's Health: Dr. Al-Marayati's clinical and advocacy work has significantly contributed to the advancement of women's health care, particularly in addressing the unique needs of Muslim women.

  • Health Policy Advocacy: Through her participation in policy discussions and advisory panels, she has influenced health policy to better accommodate the needs of diverse populations, including advocating for culturally competent healthcare practices.

  • Educational Outreach: She has engaged in educational outreach efforts, raising awareness about women's health issues and rights within and outside the Muslim community.

  • Support for Palestinian Health Initiatives: Her support for health initiatives benefiting Palestinians, especially in areas affected by conflict, has provided critical resources and attention to underserved communities...See More

  • Leadership and Mentorship: Dr. Al-Marayati's leadership in various organizations and initiatives has inspired and mentored other professionals in the field of health and human rights advocacy.

Date of Last Update: 
April 6, 2024

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