Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai

Doctor and diversity advocate

ACTNomineeAustralian of the Year2022

Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar and a devoted advocate for providing empathetic and culturally sensitive care to women from all backgrounds.

As well as providing public commentary on other social and health issues, Marrwah has written an article for SBS Life about her parents’ journey as refugees. Her article raises awareness of the sacrifices and challenges faced by refugees and migrants when they resettle in another country.

Marrwah helped develop a video on migrant and refugee health for Women’s Health Week 2020 for the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has used her platform to open discourse about diversity more broadly, including a TEDxCanberra talk on the power of storytelling in breaking down barriers.

Marrwah represents the junior doctor body at the Canberra Region Medical Education Council, ANU COVID-19 peer support program and the Council of Doctors-in-Training.

In 2021, Marrwah won the ACT Multicultural Individual Champion Award at the ACT Multicultural Awards.