Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by the Taliban last October, said her mission remains the same, "to help people".
Speaking from her hospital bed after a five-hour operation at the weekend, Malala said, "I'm feeling alright and I'm happy that both the operations are successful".
"I can walk a little bit, I can talk and I am feeling better, and it doesn't seem that I had a very big operation", she told Critical Care consultant Dr Mav Manji at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Miss Anwen White – the Neurosurgical Consultant who performed Malala's cranial reconstruction operation, joined Medical Director of Birmingham's University Hospitals, Dave Rosser, to answer questions for the press.
Neurosurgical staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham have announced today that Malala does not require any further operations, following a five hour procedure to reconstruct her cranium.
Malala Yousafzai needed important surgery after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education.
Malala Yousafzai – the young girl shot in the face by the Taliban – has spoken for the first time following a five hour cranial reconstruction operation.
Malala, who was treated for her injuries at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was shot on her way home from school for her efforts in promoting girls' education in Pakistan.
A hospital spokeswoman said Malala's medical team were "very pleased" with her progress following the operations, which lasted for around five hours.
– Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham spokesperson
Both operations were a success and Malala is now recovering in hospital.
Her condition is described as stable and her medical team are very pleased with the progress she has made so far.
She is awake and talking to staff and members of her family.
The hospital treating Malala Yousufzai has confirmed that she underwent surgery yesterday.
The procedures carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham were a cranial reconstruction and cochlear implantation.
Malala Yousufzai is awake and talking to staff and members of her family after having cranial reconstruction.
Both operations were a success and Malala is recovering in hospital. Her condition is stable and her medical team are “very pleased”.