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The first of two women to be appointed as a minister in Tunisia.

Major Accomplishments

Dr. Souad Yacoubi was appointed as the Minster of Public Health in 1983, alongside the appointment of Fethia Mokhtar Mzali to the Tunisian cabinet, making them the first two women appointed to the Tunisian cabinet.
Unlike Fethia Mokhtar Mzali, Yacoubi stayed in the government even after the removal of PM Mohammed Mzali, and served in her position until 1989. Yacoubi was a Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Sousse before her position with the government.

Last modified: 01/08/2019

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