Aster Guardians


Let's honour nursing excellence in this celebration of the best!

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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In 2024, the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award will be held in the Silicon Valley of India and the city where Aster’s India operation is headquartered – Bengaluru. In addition to receiving recognition on the grandest international platform for nursing excellence, the victorious nurse will be presented with a life-altering prize of $250,000. Our team is diligently reviewing the submissions from an astounding 78,000+ participants spanning over 203* countries. We express our heartfelt gratitude for entrusting us with your inspiring stories.

Award In Numbers

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The winner of the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2024 will be conferred with US $250,000

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78,000+ nurses from across 203* countries submitted their registrations for the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2024

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

Aster DM Healthcare is one of the leading healthcare providers in the GCC and India, currently operating 34 hospitals, 131 clinics, 502 pharmacies and 251 Labs & Patient Experience Centres spread across 7 countries. In our facilities spread over 6,304 beds, 33,904 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. Over the last 36 years, the organisation has been consistent in its mission to provide quality healthcare at affordable costs to the doorstep of the people it serves.

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