Mohammad Amin Fatemi

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Dr. Mohammad Amin Fatemi (Pashto: سيد محمد امين فاطمي‎, born 1952 in Nangarhar Province) is a noted Afghan physician and politician. He has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland for Mediterranean countries. He was the Public Health Minister of Afghanistan, appointed during a cabinet reshuffle in 2004,[1] having previously served in the same role from 1993 to 1995. Suraya Dalil became acting Minister in 2010 and Minister of Public Health (MoPH) in 2012.[2][3]


Born in eastern Afghanistan, Fatemi graduated from Habibia High School and earned his Doctorate in Medicine from Nangarhar Medical College in 1977. He has a certificate in health care and earned a Health Policy in Developing Countries certificate from Boston University in 1995. He has served as a practising physician in Badakhshan, and has taught at the Kabul Public Health Institute and was involved in the High Institute of Public Management in Karachi.

In the early 1990s Fatemi was responsible for the education program of IRC and the Mujahedin's Unity Programs, and was a member of the advisory board of the Health Ministry and Deputy Minister and First Deputy of the Public Health Minister. He served as the Public Health Minister of Afghanistan from 1993 to 1995.[4]

From 1991 to 2001, he was a member of the Board of the Medical Services Development for Afghans and the Board of the Ladies Hospital for Afghan Refugees. Fatemi has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland for Mediterranean countries and has also participated in advanced academic programs in Bonn, Germany.

Fatemi served as the Afghanistan's ambassador to Japan from 2010[5] to April 20, 2017, when he returned to Afghanistan[6].


  1. ^ "Afghan president announces new cabinet list". People's Daily Online. December 24, 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Minister's Biography". Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dalil, Soraya". Afghan Biographies Database. October 1, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Afghanistan Online, Retrieved June 13, 2008
  5. ^ Ludwig W. Adamec "Dictionary of Afghanistan," Scarecrow Press, 2012 – p.142
  6. ^ "The Diplomats and Staff bid Farewell to H.E. Dr. & Madam Fatimie and Mehdi". Embassy of Afghanistan – Tokyo. April 20, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 

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