Florence Nightingale Medal: Honoring exceptional nurses and nursing aides - 2019 recipients

12 May 2019
Florence Nightingale Medal: Honoring exceptional nurses and nursing aides - 2019 recipients

Twenty-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 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.

 AUSTRALIA – AUSTRALIE
Ms Cristina De Leon
Registered nurse. Australian Red Cross Health Coordinator. Active notably with the ICRC in conflict and disaster situations.

Ms Yvonne Ginifer
Registered nurse. Australian Red Cross Health Delegate. Active notably with the Australian Red Cross, the ICRC and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in conflict and disaster situations.

Ms Denise Moyle
Registered nurse. Active notably with the ICRC and the IFRC in conflict and disaster situations.

BELARUS – BÉLARUS – BELARÚS
Ms Galina Kulagina
Registered nurse. Chief nurse of the State Institution « Republican Centre for Medical Rehabilitation and Balneotherapy, Minsk. Active in the area of Public Health.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE – REPÚBLICA CENTROAFRICANA
Mme Katara Zénaba
Sage-femme diplômée. Vice-présidente de la Croix-Rouge centrafricaine. Active en situation de conflit, et dans le domaine de la formation en Sciences de la santé.

CHINA – CHINE
Ms Hong Li
Registered nurse. Vice President of Fujian Provincial Hospital. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – CONGO-KINSHASA
Mme Violette Lakulu Kwewa
Infirmière diplômée. Active en situations de conflit et dans le domaine de la formation aux soins infirmiers.

DENMARK – DANEMARK – DINAMARCA
Ms Anni Fjord
Registered nurse. Medical team leader with Médecins sans frontiers (MSF). Active in conflict and disaster situations.

Ms Astrid Opstrup
Registered Nurse. Active with MSF in conflict and disaster situations.

Ms Charlotte Kirstine Boitumelo Ife
Registered nurse. Teaching nurse in Peshawar, Pakistan. Active in conflict situations.

IRELAND – IRLANDE – IRLANDA
Ms Vivien Lusted
Registered nurse. Currently detention nurse based in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Active in conflict and disaster situations.

JAPAN – JAPON – JAPÓN
Ms Masako Akiyama
Registered nurse. Director of the Centre of Maggie's Tokyo. Active in the areas of public health and nursing education.

Ms Kikuko Takeshita (Urata)
Professor of International/Disaster Nursing, Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing Graduate School. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

KENYA – KENIA
Mrs Naomi Ngaruiya
Registered nurse. Project officer to Community Epidemic Pandemic Preparedness Program of the Kenyan Red Cross.

LEBANON – LIBAN – LÍBANO
Ms Ursula Rizk
Registered nurse. Director of Nursing Program, University of Balamand. Active in conflict situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

NEW ZEALAND - NOUVELLE-ZÉLANDE - NUEVA ZELANDA
Ms Felicity Jane Gapes
Registered nurse. Active notably with the ICRC and the IFRC in disaster and conflict situations, and in the area of public health.

NIGERIA - NIGÉRIA
Ms Hauwa Liman
Posthumous award
Worked as a Midwife Consultant, as part of the ICRC-supported PHC Team in Rann. She was killed on 15 October 2018.

Ms Saifura Hussaini
Posthumous award
Worked as a Midwife Consultant, as part of the ICRC-supported PHC Team in Rann. She was killed on 15 September 2018.

PALESTINE – PALESTINA
Mr Mohammad Al Hessi
Emergency Medical Technician. Head of the Palestine Red Crescent Society Khan Younis Ambulance Centre. Active in conflict situations.

SOUTH SUDAN – SOUDAN DU SUD – SUDÁN DEL SUR
Nurse Rosemary Kadi Giyang
Registered nurse. Nurse in Charge ICRC Ward, Juba Military Hospital. Active in conflict situations.

SWEDEN – SUÈDE - SUECIA
Ms Maud Amrén
Registered nurse. Active notably with the Swedish Red Cross, the ICRC and the IFRC in conflict and disaster situations. Contributed to the development of the first IFRC Global Health Policy.

Ms Katarina Öberg Fichtel
Registered nurse. Active notably with the ICRC in conflict and disaster situations.

Mrs Lena Netjaeff
Registered nurse. Active notably with the Swedish Red Cross, the ICRC and the IFRC in conflict and disaster situations.

SYRIA – SYRIE – SIRIA
Mr Mohamed Masun Al-Rifa'i
First-Aid Volunteer of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Active in conflict situations.

UKRAINE - UCRANIA
Ms Valentina Basova
Registered nurse. Head of Dniprovskiy and Khortytskiy District Branches, Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Active in conflict and disaster situations.

Ms Nataliia Yakovleva
Registered nurse. Head of Stanitsa Luganska District Branch, Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Active in conflict and disaster situations.

UNITED KINGDOM / AUSTRALIA – ROYAUME-UNI / AUSTRALIE – REINO UNIDO / AUSTRALIA
Miss Kirsty Boden
Posthumous award
Registered nurse. Worked in the area of public health. An Australian nurse working at Guy's Hospital, London, she was killed on 3 June 2017 while helping members of the public during the London Bridge attack.

UNITED STATES – ÉTATS-UNIS – ESTADOS UNIDOS
Dr Janice Springer
Registered nurse. Volunteer Partner International Services, NCD Disability Integration Advisor, Disaster Health Services Manages, American Red Cross. Active in disaster situations and in the areas of public health and nursing education.

Ms Tanya Porter
Registered nurse. Clinical Staff Nurse at Madigan Army Medical Center. Active in disaster situations.