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Florence Nightingale Medal: honouring exceptional nurses and nursing aides - 2011 recipients

13-05-2011 Feature

Thirty-nine outstanding nurses from 19 countries have been awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal, which recognizes exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disaster. It also recognizes exemplary service or a pioneering spirit in areas of public health or nursing education.

This year's recipients come from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe Oceania and the Americas.  They were nominated by their respective National Red Cross Red Crescent Society and selected by a commission comprised of the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Council of Nurses.

AUSTRALIA
1. Ms Noela Davies. Registered nurse and midwife. Active in the area of public health and in conflict situations.

AZERBAIJAN
2. Mrs Vafa Amirova. Volunteer nurse of Nizami district Committee of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. Active in disaster situations and in the area of public health.

BELARUS
3. Mrs  Ludmila Lelikova. Visiting nurse for home care in Lenin district organization of Mogilev city organization of the Belarus Red Cross. Active in the area of public health and nursing education.

CENTRAL  AFRICAN REPUBLIC
4. Mme Sylvie Joséphine Ngouadakpa. Infirmière diplômée. Directrice de l'Institut Universitaire de formation paramédicale, Croix-Rouge centrafricaine. Active dans le domaine de la formation aux soins infirmiers.  

CHINA
5. Mrs  Yufeng Sun. Registered nurse. Deputy Director of Nursing Department, Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.
6. Ms Zhang Liyan. Registered nurse. Director of Nursing Department of the General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces. Executive Director of Chinese Nursing Association.  Active in disaster and conflict situations and in the area of nursing education. .
7. Ms Shengrong Chen. Registered nurse and midwife. Head nurse, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nanjing General Hospital of Nanjing Military Region. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health.  

8. Ms Rongxiu Chen. Registered nurse. Director of Tianjin Nursing Quality Control Center. Director in Voluntary Service Center of Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health.

9. Ms Xinjuan Wu. Registered nurse. Director, Department of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Vice-President, Chinese Nursing Association. Active in disaster situations and in the area of public health.

10. Ms Xiaoying Jiang. Registered nurse. Dean of the Nursing School of Fujian Medical University -President of the Chinese Nursing Association. Active in the areas of nursing education and public health.

11. Ms Sheng Xiu Zhao. Registered nurse. Deputy Director-General of Qinghai Provincial People's Hospital. Active in disaster situations and in the area of public health.

12. Mrs Yumei Suo. Registered nurse. Chief nurse (associate professor), Medical Affairs Division, No 4 Hospital, People's Liberation Army of China. Active in disaster situations and in the area of public health.

COMOROS (THE) 
13. M. Ali Soumaili Daniel.  Infirmier diplômé. Coordinateur national des Programmes de santé du Croissant-Rouge comorien. Enseignant de soins infirmiers à l'Ecole de médecine et de santé publique à l'Université des Comores. Actif dans les domaines de la santé publique et de la formation aux soins infirmiers.
14. M. Mohamed Soilihi Ahmed. Infirmier diplômé. Formateur en santé au Comité régional de Ngazidja du Croissant-Rouge comorien. Actif dans le domaine de la formation aux soins infirmiers.

KOREA (Republic of)
15. Ms Mi-Ja Choi. Registered nurse. Director of Nursing Department of Sorokdo National Hospital. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.
16. Dr Myoung-Hee Lee. Registered nurse. Director of Nursing Department, Masan National Hospital. Active in the area of public health and nursing education.

COSTA RICA
17. Dra Eraida González Castro. Enfermera obstetra. Sub-Secretaria General de la Cruz Roja Costarricense. Activa en situaciones de conflicto y catástrofe y en el ámbito de la salud pública.

DANEMARK – DENMARK – DINAMARCA
18. Mrs Inger Hee. Registered nurse. Consultant at Gentofte Municipality, Denmark. Active in disaster and conflict situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.
19. Mr Claus Bekke. Registered nurse. Head nurse, The Field Hospital, Vordingborg Kassedrne, Denmark. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health.
20. Mrs Charlotte Dong McIntyre. Registered nurse. Head nurse, AEro Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. Active in conflict situations.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
21. Mr John Mark Burton.  Registered nurse.  Active in disaster situations.
22. Ms Janice Lufkin. Registered nurse. Captain & Lead Responder, Eastern Montgomery County Disaster Action Team, American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Active in conflict and disaster situations and in the area of nursing education.
23. Dr Cheryl Klouzal Schmidt. Registered nurse. Associate Dean for Service, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Nursing. Volunteer Instructor, American Red Cross, Health & Safety and Disaster Health Services. Active in disaster situations and in the area of nursing education.
24. Ms Debra Williams. Registered nurse. State Nurse Liaison National Advisor Lead (volunteer), American Red Cross. Active in disaster situations and in the area of nursing education.

FINLAND
25. Ms Päivi Irmeli Muma. Registered nurse. Regional Representative in Finn Church Aid's West Africa Regional Office in Monrovia. Active in disaster and conflict situations and in the area of nursing education.

HAITI
26. Mme Anne Marie Ferna Victor. Infirmière diplômée. Directrice de l'Organisation et du Développement des Sections de la Croix-Rouge haïtienne. Active dans les situations de catastrophe et dans le domaine de la santé publique.
 
IRAN (Islamic Republic of)
27. Mr Irandokht Rezaii. Registered nurse. Head of Women Commission in governorship. Active in disaster situations and in the area of nursing education.

JAPAN
28. Ms Seiko Muramatsu. Registered nurse. President. Limited Liability Partnership, Research Center for Home Nursing Care. Active in the area of public heath.
29. Ms Hiroko Minami. Registered nurse. President, University of KinDAI Himeji. Active in disaster situations and in the area of nursing education.

KENYA (Republic of)
30. Mr Apollo Kinyoike Barasa. Teaching nurse at ICRC Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. Active in conflict situations.
31. Ms Hellen Cheruto. Registered nurse. Regional Health Officer with Kenya Red Cross Society, South Rift Region. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health.

NEW ZEALAND
32. Mr Andrew Roy Cameron. Registered nurse. Hospital Project Manager, Al Sadr Teaching Hospital, Najaf, Iraq. Active in the area of public health and in conflict situations.

RUSSIA (Federation of )
33. Mrs Lyubov Klokova. Registered nurse.  Matron of Saint Petersburg Narcological Clinic and member of Presidium of Saint Petersburg regional branch of the Russian Red Cross. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health.

THAILAND (Kingdom of)
34. Mrs Usa Rachpreecha. Registered nurse and midwife. Director of Nursing Service, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, The Thai Red Cross Society. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health and nursing education.
35. Miss Somsiri Anongkanatrakool.  Registered nurse and midwife. Relief Division, Relief and Community Health Bureau, The Thai Red Cross Society. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health.
36. Miss Pavinee Yuprasert. Registered nurse and midwife. Relief Division, Relief and Community Health Bureau, The Thai Red Cross Society. Active in conflict and disaster situations and in the area of public health.
37. Miss Pensiri Mekhora. Registered nurse. Head of First Aid Training Section, First Aid and Health Care Training Center, The Thai Red Cross Society. Active in conflict situations and in the area of nursing education.
38. Miss Kamlairat Yensuchit. Registered nurse. Nursing Instructor of Community Health and Psychiatric Nursing Department, The Thai Red Cross Society. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

UKRAINE
39. Mrs Liudmila Olexandrivna Vlasova. Registered midwife. Retired volunteer. Active in disaster situations and in the area of public health