Mohamed Abou El-Ghar

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Mohamed Abou El-Ghar
Leader of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party
Personal details
Born (1940-07-02) July 2, 1940 (age 79)
Shibin El Kom,
Monufia Governorate
Political partyEgyptian Social Democratic Party
Political Activist

Dr. Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, also spelled Abul-Ghar, or Aboulghar (Egyptian Arabic: محمد ابو الغار‎, IPA: [mæˈħæmmæd abu lˈɣɑːɾˤ]; born 2 July 1940 in Shibin El Kom, Egypt) is an Egyptian professor of gynecology at the Cairo University and a political activist.

Abou El-Ghar studied medicine at the Cairo University, and received his doctoral degree in 1969. As a doctor, he acquired prominence as Egypt's pioneer of in vitro fertilisation.[1] During the rule of Hosni Mubarak, he founded with other professors the "March 9th Movement for the Independence of Universities" against the security control on the Egyptian universities. During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, he demanded democratisation of Egyptian universities.[2]

After the 2011 Egyptian revolution Abou El-Ghar founded with some Egyptian political activists, including Amr Hamzawy, and Daoud Abdel Sayed, the left liberal Egyptian Social Democratic Party.[3] Moreover, he is a spokesman of the National Association for Change close to Mohamed ElBaradei.[1]

He has been on the board of trustees of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development[4]


  1. ^ a b Gynecologist, political critic – Mohamed Abul Ghar, Youm7, retrieved 25 June 2011[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Abdul Aziz, Manal (8 June 2011), "Egypt's academics push for electing top administrators", The Egyptian Gazette, retrieved 25 June 2011[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Farag, Fatemah, "Mohamed Abul-Ghar: The doctor is in", Al-Ahram Weekly On-line, archived from the original on 8 March 2015, retrieved 25 June 2011
  4. ^ Sawiris Cultural Award’s Winners for 2010,, retrieved 25 June 2011

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