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Florence Nightingale Medal: Honouring exceptional nurses and nursing aides - 2013 recipients

12-05-2013 Feature

Thirty-two outstanding nurses from 16 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 the areas of public health or nursing education.

The recipients were nominated by their respective National Red Cross or 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.

 

ALLEMAGNE – GERMANY – ALEMANIA

1. Ms Sabine Schipplick. Registered nurse. President of the federation of German Red Cross nursing associations. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

AZERBAÏDJAN – AZERBAIJAN – AZERBAIYÁN

2. Mr Nureddin Garashov. Health worker at the emergency medical care department of Ter-Ter Central Hospital. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health.

BÉLARUS – BELARUS – BELARÚS

3. Ms Olga Geytseva. Visiting nurse of the Mozyr regional organization of the Belarusian Red Cross. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

4. Ms Tamara Tereshina. Visiting nurse of the Brest town organization of the Belarusian Red Cross. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

5. Ms Iza Semushina. Head nurse of the Visiting Nurses Service of the Belarusian Red Cross Railway organization. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

CHINE – CHINA

6. Mrs Hongxia Cai. Registered nurse. General director of psychiatric nursing in the 261st Hospital of the Chinese Military. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

7. Dr Shun Sui Susie Lum. Doctor of nursing. President of the Provisional Hong Kong Academy of Nursing. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

8. Mrs Yijuan Cheng. Registered nurse. Professor of nursing. Chairman of the Nursing Society of Sichuan Province. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

9. Mrs Haiwen Wang. Registered nurse. Head nurse of the Department of Anaesthesiology in #413 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army. Active in disaster situations and in the area of public health.

10. Mrs Kerong Wang. Registered nurse. Director and chief nurse of the Home of the Red Ribbon, Ditan Hospital, Beijing. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

11. Ms Defeng Zou. Registered nurse. Director of the Health Service Department of the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Jiangxi Province. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

CORÉE (République de) - KOREA (the Republic of) – COREA (República de)

12. Mrs Sang Ok Nam. Registered nurse. President of Jeju Branch, Korean Nurses Political Society. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

13. Sister Young Sim Baek. Registered nurse. Director of Daeyang Luke Hospital (Lilongwe, Malawi). Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

COSTA RICA

14. Tte. Wagner Gerardo Leiva Rivera. Enfermero auxiliar. Fundador de la primera unidad de búsqueda y rescate con perros de Costa Rica. Activo en situaciones de catástrofe y en el ámbito de salud pública.

CROATIE – CROATIA – CROACIA

15. Mrs Binazija Kolesar. Registered nurse. Head nurse at the surgical ward of the General Hospital in Vukovar. Active in conflict situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

DANEMARK – DENMARK – DINAMARCA

16. Ms Nina Brünés. Registered nurse. Technical adviser for social nurses at Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

17. Ms Nete Wrona Olsen. Registered nurse. TB nurse, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Gentofte Hospital. Active in the area of public health.

18. Ms Dorrit Verding. Registered nurse. Patient counsellor, Region of Zealand (Denmark). Active in conflict situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

ETATS-UNIS D'AMÉRIQUE – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA

19. Dr Marie O. Etienne. Doctor of nursing. Professor of the School of Nursing at Miami Dade College. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

20. Dr Vivian M. Littlefield. Registered nurse. Business line lead for biomedical, American Red Cross, volunteer senior nurse leader. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

21. Dr Sharon A. R. Stanley. Registered nurse. Chief nurse of the American Red Cross. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

22. Dr Tener Goodwin Veenema. Registered nurse. President and CEO of Tener Consulting Group, LLC. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

23. LCDR Deborah Redman. Registered nurse. Family nurse practitioner (U.S. Navy Reserves and Cardiology Department). Active in conflict situations and in the area of nursing education.

FINLANDE – FINLAND – FINLANDIA

24. Ms Hilkka Hares. Registered nurse and midwife. Active in conflict situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

FRANCE – FRANCIA

25. Mme Paule-Marthe Rousseau. Infirmière diplômée. Active dans des situations de conflit, dans le domaine de la santé publique et de la formation aux soins infirmiers.

JAPON – JAPAN – JAPÓN

26. Mrs Aiko Kin. Registered nurse. Hospital deputy director and director of nursing, Ishinomaki Japanese Red Cross Hospital. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

27. Mrs Setsuko Hisatsune. Registered nurse. Vice president, International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

NOUVELLE-ZÉLANDE – NEW ZEALAND – NUEVA ZELANDA

28. Ms Janet Askew. Registered nurse. Active in conflict situations.

PHILIPPINES – FILIPINAS

29. Ms Ediborah Yap. Registered nurse. Worked in conflict situations.

ROYAUME UNI – UNITED KINGDOM – REINO UNIDO

30. Mr Khalil Rasjed Dale. Registered nurse. Worked in conflict situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

THAÏLANDE - THAILAND - TAILANDIA

31. Mrs Phannatorn Charoenkul. Director of the First Aid and Health Care Training Centre, Thai Red Cross Society. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

32. Ms Patcharee Chuariyagul. Registered nurse and midwife. Head of Thai Red Cross Health Station No. 3, Chiangmai Province Relief and Community Health Bureau, Thai Red Cross Society. Active in conflict situations and in the area of public health.