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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been discharged after making a good recovery following surgery, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham said today.
ITV News has been following the remarkable courage of Malala Yousafzai who is recovering after being shot by the Taliban for championing women's education.
Penny Marshall has travelled to the teenager's home city in Pakistan where she bravely made a stand. Mingora in the Swat Valley is a region where three quarters of girls are not educated.
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has released a video showing Malala Yousafzai undergoing cranial reconstructive surgery:
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.
Surgery on schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai "went very well", doctors at University Hospital Birmingham said today.
Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, told reporters Malala is looking forward to resuming her work and furthering her cause of education for women.
He added, "Most of us would still be feeling sorry for ourselves 24 hours after an operation like that, not talking about helping other people".
The schoolgirl was in the operating theatre for five hours, which was longer than predicted, Dr Rosser said.
Malala Yousafzai spoke publicly for the first time since being attacked by the Taliban last October to thank her many supporters across the world for their good wishes.
In a message recorded before her most recent operation on Saturday, she said she will continue her work fighting for the education rights of girls. She said:
"Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and…I am getting better day by day. It’s just because of the prayers of people."
A hospital spokeswoman said Malala's medical team were "very pleased" with her progress following the operations, which lasted for around five hours.
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”.
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.
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