Since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed to honor women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. Here are the 6 pioneering Indian women who revolutionized healthcare

1. Dr. Anandibai Joshi

Fill in some textAnandibai Joshi emerged as India’s first female Indian physician and the first Indian woman to earn a degree in western medicine. Her legacy lives on as she worked as a doctor-in-charge at Albert Edward Hospital in Kolhapur.

2. Dr. Ketayun Ardeshir Dinshaw

Dr. Ketayun Ardeshir Dinshaw specialized in radiation therapy and oncology. Her significant contributions to modern cancer care and effective radiation therapy in India earned her the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2001.

3. Dr. Indira Hinduja

Dr. Indira Hinduja is credited with bringing the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technique to India. In 1986, she successfully delivered India’s first test-tube baby. Additionally, Dr. Hinduja achieved another milestone by delivering the country’s first Gamete intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) child in 1988.

4. Dr. Manjula Anagani

Dr. Manjula Anagani is a trailblazer in the field of gynecology and obstetrics. Her expertise and commitment have positively impacted women’s health in India.

5. Dr. Gagandeep Kang

Dr. Gagandeep Kang, a renowned microbiologist, has made significant contributions to vaccine research and infectious diseases. Dr. Kang's commitment has earned her international recognition, establishing her as a "vaccine godmother" and global health champion.

6. Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan, a renowned pediatrician and clinical scientist, gained global recognition for her groundbreaking research on Tuberculosis and HIV