Global Nursing Award 2022

Anna Qabale Duba from Marsabit County, Kenya was conferred the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2022 in an award ceremony that was held at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.

How many nurses were selected for this prize?

From 24,000 nurses 10 were selected as the top 10 finalists from which 1 won this award.

Who is Anna Qabale Duba?

She was her village’s first graduate and her family’s only educated child. She had understood early that illiteracy was holding people back from knowing about new things and thus she chose education. She had also won the Miss Tourism Kenya 2013 while studying nursing. She has advocated for education and gender equality in her community.

What has she done under the Qabale Duba Foundation?

A school has been built by her in her village under the Qabale Duba Foundation. This school was built so that in the morning children could study and in the afternoon the adults can study. Over 100 adults and 150 children are participating in this community literacy program.

Why was the Global Nursing Awards established?

The Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award was launched by Aster DM Healthcare with the aim of recognizing the phenomenal contribution that nurses have to humanity. This award was launched on International Nurses Day 2021 or 12th May 2021. The winner gets USD 250,000 prize money.

Who are the nine other finalists of this year’s awards?

  • United Kingdom- Francis Michael Fernando
  • Kenya- Dida Jirma Bulle
  • United Kingdom- Julia Dorothy Downing
  • United Arab Emirates- Jasmine Mohammed Sharaf
  • India- Manju Dhandapani
  • India- Lincy Padicala Joseph
  • United States- Rachel Abraham Joseph
  • Australia- Matthew James Ball
  • Afghanistan- Wais Mohammad Qarani

The nine other finalists were also given awards and monetary prizes.

What is Aster DM Healthcare?

It is one of the world’s largest private healthcare service providers that cater to the whole globe. It has 366 healthcare facilities which include 115 clinics, 26 hospitals, and 225 pharmacies spread across 7 countries.

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