GLOBAL NURSING AWARD

Kagwe lauds Kenyan nurse for winning global award

Kagwe said he is hopeful of hearing more of Qabale's success and of every other Kenyan nurse.

In Summary

•Kagwe said Qabale's winning is an example of the strides that Kenya has made in an effort to build a strong public health system and called her a model caregiver.

•The Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award was founded in 2021 to acknowledge the resolute and selfless humanitarian care extended by nurses worldwide.

Anna Qabale Duba, the Kenyan nurse who won first in the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Anna Qabale Duba, the Kenyan nurse who won first in the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Image: Qabale Duba/Twitter

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has lauded a Marsabit nurse, Anna Qabale Duba for becoming the first winner of the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award.

The awarding ceremony was held on Thursday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

"Health stakeholders and indeed the whole country is today basking in the glory of the success of one of its daughters,"  Kagwe said.

Qabale was selected in an initial nominee category of 24,000 nurses across the world.

"It talks to the significance of the feat that saw her receive a Sh29 million cash reward," the CS added.

The Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award was founded in 2021 to acknowledge the resolute and selfless humanitarian care extended by nurses worldwide.

Kagwe said Qabale's winning is an example of the strides that Kenya has made in an effort to build a strong public health system and called her a model caregiver.

He added that her award was a result of Qabale's hard work and her title will serve as a reminder of her dedication.

"It is gratifying to note that in her acceptance speech, she dedicated the win to her country, Kenya, and all the girls back in the villages," CS Kagwe pointed out.

The CS quoted the late American Film Director Cecil Blount DeMille words, "most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswerving," in describing Qabale huge achievement.

Kagwe said he is hopeful of hearing more of Qabale's success and of every other Kenyan nurse in the country and abroad.

WATCH: The latest videos from the Star