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Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023 - Highlights of the grand ceremony in London


Honouring the champions of compassion in London

To recognise the phenomenal contribution of nurses to humanity and bring key stakeholders together, Aster DM Healthcare conducted the first-ever Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award ceremony on 12th May 2022, International Nurses Day at the Atlantis, Dubai. Nurse Anna Qabale Duba from Kenya emerged victorious from amongst 24,000 nurses and was felicitated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

The Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023 took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London on the 12th of May, International Nurses Day. Distinguished dignitaries and VIP members were in full attendance, celebrating the limitless courage of Nurses everywhere.

We received an overwhelming 52,065 registrations from across 202* countries and the Top 10 finalists were shortlisted. An eminent panel of Grand Jury members awarded UK’s leading nurse for monogenic diabetes, Margaret Helen Shepherd, the winning title and the grand prize amount of $250,000.

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Relive the 2023 Award ceremony here:

Award In Numbers

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Margaret Helen Shepherd, winner of the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023 was conferred with the prize amount to help further her nursing endeavours


52,065 nurses from across 202 countries submitted their registrations for the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023


Aster DM Healthcare is one of the leading healthcare providers in the GCC and India, currently operating 30 hospitals, 125 clinics, 496 pharmacies and 177 labs & Patient Experience Centres spread across 7 countries. In our facilities spread over 5,536 beds, 29,108 employees treat 20 million patients every year. Currently, one of the largest and fastest-growing conglomerates in the MENA region, Aster DM Healthcare covers the full spectrum of healthcare services.

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