Witness the event highlights here:


Honouring the miracle workers who save lives every day.

To recognise the phenomenal contribution of nurses to humanity and bring key stakeholders together, Aster DM Healthcare launched the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award on International Nurses Day 2021. The long-term vision for the award which will be conducted annually, is to create an institution that will be the beacon amongst awards in the healthcare sector globally.

Leaders of the healthcare fraternity honoured nurses from different parts of the world on a global platform, in May 2022 during the first edition.

24,000+ nurses from across 184 countries registered and the winner was selected by a Grand Jury, receiving a winning amount of $250,000. You can relive the award ceremony of the first edition below:

Registrations for the second edition are now open. Apply now!

Award In Numbers

US $

The first winner of the Aster Guardians Award was conferred with US $ 250,000.


24,000 nurses from 184 countries applied for the first edition of the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award.


Aster DM Healthcare is one of the leading healthcare providers in the GCC and India, currently operating 27 hospitals, 118 clinics, 323 pharmacies and 66 labs & Patient Experience Centres spread across 7 countries. In our facilities spread over 5000 beds, 24,000+ 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.

The inaugural Aster Guardians took place in Dubai, on International Nurses Day, 12th May 2022.

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