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Sumita Prabhakar is an Indian gynaecologist, obstetrics and social medico activist. Let us wish her a very happy birthday. 

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Sumita Prabahkar was born on 12 May 1970 in Rishikesh, India. In 1994 she completed her MBBS from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. In 1996 she completed her MD (Obs & Gynae), and in 1998 she earned her MRCOG (London) from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Sumita Prabhakar is the founder, and executive director of IVF India CARE, which she started in Dehradun in 2004. She is the Founder of the Colposcopy centre for cervical cancer screening – It is the only centre recognized for the training of Doctors for colposcopy by FOGSI in Uttarakhand established in 2002. Sumita has been the founder and president of Can Protect Foundation, an NGO working towards women’s health, breast and cervical prevention and awareness.

As president of Can Protect Foundation, Sumita is highly active in organizing free screening, educational and training camps for the prevention and awareness of breast and cervical cancer in Uttarakhand and nearby states. She is the founder of the Asha ki Kiran campaign, which aims to provide free training and sensitization of Asha and Anganwadi workers for the prevention of breast and cervical cancer.

She has received numerous awards, including the IMA Doctor Achievement Award, Uma Shakti Samman, PNB Hindi Gaurav Samman, Dainik Jagran Medical Excellence Award, Divine Shakti Leadership Award, and Youth Icon Award and Medico-Social Activist Award.

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