It’s Time for the REAL Awards Again

Zambia 2013

By Jennifer James

September 23, 2013

Also published at Mom Bloggers for Social Good

When I was in Zambia two months ago I met a phenomenal nurse, Susan Banda, who treats women who have cervical cancer in the N’Gombe compound in Lusaka. She diagnoses and treats twenty-five women a day and says that she is increasingly seeing more cases of cervical cancer, especially in women who are HIV positive.

Her work is so selfless I made a video about Banda and her work helping so many women.

Because there are so many amazing health workers around the world Save the Children and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition launched The REAL Awards last year, an award that celebrates the selfless work of health workers who span the globe.

Nine months ago members of our Global Team of 200 spread the word about the first ever REAL Awards. Now, we are happy to spread the word again about the REAL awards’ second year where  health workers both here and abroad will be celebrated, acknowledged and awarded for their tireless work to help others.

Today marks the nomination period for the REAL Awards. You can nominate the following types of health workers:

• nurses
• doctors
• midwives
• pharmacists
• nurse practitioners
• hospice care workers
• physician assistants
• community health workers
• public health officers
• and general health practitioners.

If you know a deserving health worker nominate him or her at therealwards.com by October 25, 2013. Good luck to them!

Jennifer James reported on health in Zambia as a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP).

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