Malala Yousafzai left hospital on Friday after successfully undergoing two operations to repair her skull which was badly damaged when she was shot in the head by a militant last October.
Doctors at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital said Ms. Yousafzai was judged well enough to be discharged after making good recovery. They said they were “very pleased’’ with the progress she had made given the seriousness of injuries.
Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director of the hospital, described her recovery as “a testament to her strength and desire to get better”.
In a video statement earlier this week, the teenaged Pakistani schoolgirl vowed to continue her campaign for girls’ education and said she would not be cowed by threats from militant groups behind the murderous attack on her. “I want to serve. I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated. For that reason, we have organised the Malala Fund,” she said.
Speaking clearly in fluent English, she said she was “getting better, day by day” and thanked the people for their support. “Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone. It’s just because of the prayers of people. Because all people — men, women, children — all of them have prayed for me. And because of all these prayers God has given me this new life, a second life.”
The hospital said Ms.Yousafzai would continue her rehabilitation at home.