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The $250,000 Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award is spearheaded by Aster DM Healthcare as part of its ongoing commitment to honour the remarkable contributions of nurses to healthcare and humanity.

Dubai: The prestigious Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award is now is now open to registered nurses worldwide, with the opportunity to win the prize of $250,000.

The award is spearheaded by Aster DM Healthcare as part of its ongoing commitment to honour the remarkable contributions of nurses to healthcare and humanity. Aster officially launched the third edition of Global Nursing Award on Tuesday.

Nurses can apply in one Primary and up to two Secondary areas of contribution, namely – Patient Care, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Education, Social or Community service and Research/ Innovation/ Entrepreneurship in Healthcare. The secondary areas of contribution can be optional.


All applications received will follow a stringent review process led by an independent jury and an external advisory firm – Ernst & Young LLP (EY).

The Grand Jury, consisting of an independent panel of renowned experts will review the shortlisted applications to select the final top 10 nurses, who will undergo further assessments for the final winner to be determined and announced in the month of May 2024, around International Nurses Day.

“Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award has emerged as one of the leading awards in the global nursing community with the highest prize money and provides a platform for nurses to share their life’s work. After the success of the first and second editions, which brought forward the spirit of leadership, innovation, community service, care and education we are encouraged to continue championing the voice of nursing and help them get their due recognition,” said Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare.

In the first edition of the award held in Dubai in May 2022, Nurse Anna Qabale Duba from Kenya bagged the award. The second edition received over 52,000 registrations from 202 countries.

Nurse Margaret Helen Shepherd from the UK, a leading nurse for monogenic diabetes was named the winner on 12th May 2023 and she allocated a part of the $250,000 prize to support global genetic tests for monogenic diabetes patients in need.

How to register

Registered Nurses can submit their nominations via by 15th November 2023, in their preferred languages.

About Aster DM Healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, it is one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary healthcare through our 33 hospitals, 127 clinics, 527 pharmacies, 15 labs and 214 patient experience centers in seven countries, including India.

The group has over 31,200 dedicated staff including 3,998 doctors and 9,204 nurses across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands.

The number includes 255 pharmacies in India operated by Alfaone Retail Pharmacies Private Limited under brand license from Aster.