Janine Belkhodja

Born 2 April 1928, Algiers.

 

She works as a school hygiene doctor in Boufraik where she is contact with the French Communist Party and the FLN.  She procures medical supplies for the FLN and distributes political tracts in favour of independence.

 

Arrested and expelled in 1957, she is banned from returning to Algeria.  From 1958 onwards, she works in Tunis as a doctor carrying out surgery on wounded Algerian soldiers.   

 

In 1967, with Laliam and Moatti, she opens the first National Centre for Birth Regulation and Family Planning at the Mustapha Hospital, Algiers.

 

Janine dies in the summer of 2013.

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