Top 10 finalists for Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023 revealed

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare
Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare

Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award – an award that recognizes inspirational work done by nurses from around the world – announced its top 10 finalists hailing from across the world.

These include: Cathy Cribben-Pearse from UAE, Christine Mawia Sammy from Kenya, Gloria Ceballo from Panama, Jincy Jerry from Ireland, Lilian Yew Siew Mee from Singapore, Margaret Helen Shepherd from England, Michael Joseph Dino from Philippines, Shanti Teresa Lakra from India, Teresa Fraga from Portugal, and Wilson Fungameza Gwessa from Tanzania.

What was the finalist selection criteria?

These nurses have been selected from over 52,000 nurses who registered for the award from over 202 countries, through a stringent review by Ernst & Young LLP, a Screening-Jury and the Grand Jury. Form more about the top 10 finalists, please visit the website. While one winner will take the grand prize of $250,000, the other nine finalists will also be recognised.

The winner will be announced at a gala at Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London on 12th May– International Nurses Day. The final round will consist of public voting for each of the nurses starting from 6th April and in-person interview with the Grand Jury members consisting of:

  • Mr. Howard Catton – Chief Executive Officer, International Council of Nurses, Switzerland
  • Prof. Sheila Tlou – Co-Chairperson, Global HIV Prevention Coalition and Ex – Minister of Health & Member of Parliament – Govt. of Botswana
  • Prof. James Buchan – Adjunct Professor, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing
  • Dr. J Carolyn Gomes, Vice-Chair of the Strategy Committee – The Global Fund Board and Board Member of The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the GF Board
  • Dr. Peter Carter, an OBE awardee, an independent healthcare consultant and former CEO of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Dr. Niti Pall – Senior Digital Advisor for AXA (EC), Board Chair of Harbr and Managing Director of Health4all advisory.

What is the mission behind the initiative?

Speaking on this, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said, “Millions of nurses across the world are working hard every single day to serve their patients and form the core of the healthcare eco-system. Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award is our way of acknowledging their dedication and recognizing their work.”

“This year, with more than 50,000 nurses vying for the coveted award, it has been a hard task for the eminent Jury members to shortlist the top 10 outstanding nurses. Each of the finalists have a remarkable trajectory and have made significant contribution to the field of nursing. We wish each of them all the very best,” Dr. Azad Moopen further commented.

“With over 8000 nurses working across Aster DM Healthcare’s facilities across 7 countries, we have witnessed the commitment and efforts put in by nurses very closely. This is the least we can do to shine a spotlight on the work being done by the nursing community.”