Tanzanian Nurse Eyes $250,000 In Global Award Finals

Wilson Fungameza, a nurse at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH)-Mloganzila branch, has made it to the top 10 finalists selected from over 52,000 nurses across 202 countries for the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023.

If he wins the award, he will walk away with $250,000. Currently a clinical instructor at MNH, Fungameza is set for a final round which consists of public voting for each of the nurses starting from 6th April and in-person interview with the Grand Jury members.

In October 2022, he shot to fame when he won the Nurse of the Year Award by the 9th Tanzania Health Summit (THS), the country’s largest health gathering held every year—and which brings together policy makers and private healthcare stakeholders.

He now joins his peers in competing for the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023. While one winner will be awarded the grand prize of $ 250,000, the other nine finalists will also be recognised, said a statement released by Aster Guardians.

“Each of the finalists have a remarkable trajectory and have made significant contribution to the field of nursing,” said Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare.

Adding: “Millions of nurses across the world are working hard every single day to serve their patients and form the core of the healthcare eco-system. With more than 8000 nurses working across Aster DM Healthcare’s facilities across 7 countries, we have witnessed the commitment and efforts put in by nurses very closely. This is the least we can do to shine a spotlight on the work being done by the nursing community globally.”

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