When Pakistani people, especially Pakistani women, get acknowledged globally, it makes us all happy regardless of which province they belonged to or what religion they followed. And this year has undoubtedly been a difficult one for everybody. Considering our fight was with a pandemic, our front line warriors were the healthcare staff. So it’s only right that they should be paid tribute. So Women in Global Health decided to acknowledge them.
WGH releases the list of 100 Outstanding Nurses & Midwives
Women in Global Health partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund, Nursing Now, International Council of Nurses, and International Confederation of Midwives to produce the list.
WGH assembled the list of ‘100 OUTSTANDING WOMEN NURSE AND MIDWIFE LEADERS’. They said, “Let us use the stories of their everyday heroism and service to call for all countries to invest in decent work and a new social contract for nurses and midwives as part of their commitment to health for all.”
Pakistani women in the global list
Nurses and midwives from 43 countries are included in that list. Out of those 100, 8 of the women are from Pakistan. They belong to Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan, SONAM. Five are faculty members; meanwhile, 3 are alumni members.
The five faculty members are:
Marina Baig – A faculty member – Innovation, Science & Health category
Dr. Shela Hirani – alumni member – Community Hero category
Neelam Punjani – alumni member – Community Hero category
Sadaf Saleem – alumni member – Community Hero category
Join us in congratulating 8 Pakistani nurses and midwives honoured in the global 2020 100 Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives; all of them are faculty or alumni at AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery https://t.co/vPDVcpPRGt#YONM100 #YONM #AKUSONAM #AKUAlumni pic.twitter.com/zLUZvfXkoW
— Aga Khan University (@AKUGlobal) December 28, 2020
The Dean said:
“It is an honor to be acknowledged by the international public health and nursing fraternity. This year has been particularly challenging for healthcare providers, all of whom have shown incredible commitment in their respective roles in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.”
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