FGM midwife in London's Top 1000

Friday 17 October 2014


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A campaigning midwife who cares for women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) has been named in London’s top 1000 most influential people by the Evening Standard.

Comfort Momoh, FGM and public health specialist at Guy’s and St Thomas’, was among the great and good on the annual list which this year focuses on the capital’s contribution to science, medicine and innovation.

Comfort was recognised for the care she gives to women in her FGM clinics that she set up in 1997, the education she provides, and continuous campaigning to raise awareness and end FGM.

She says: “It is an honour to be included on the list by the Evening Standard. It was such a shock when I opened the invitation. There are some incredible people doing amazing things in London and for my work to be recognised is a real step forward.

“The newspaper has been so supportive of our fight to end FGM. Thanks to them, girls across London are opening the paper, they are being educated and they are being encouraged to speak out.

“The struggle continues, but I strongly believe that by working together we will end FGM.”

The event at the Francis Crick Institute was attended by Professor Stephen Hawking and Boris Johnson. Comfort attended the event with her daughters Laura and Flora.

The full list of the 1000 most influential Londoners 2014 can be seen here: http://www.standard.co.uk/staticpage/the1000/

Last updated: October 2014

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