AAN Founding Member Fadwa A Affara unanimously selected as 2020 recipient of the prestigious Princess Srinagarindra Award

Bangkok, October 2020:  We are proud to announce that AAN Founding Member, Fadwa Ahmed Affara RGN, MA, MSc, MEd, is the 2020 recipient of the Princess Srinagarindra Award, for her outstanding achievements in the area of nursing regulation for quality nursing improvement, people’s safety, and policy formulation.

This international Award, one of the ‘Nursing Nobels’ recognizes an individual registered nurse or registered midwife or group of registered nurses or group of registered midwives who have made a significant contribution, through direct care, research, education or management, within the nursing or midwifery profession and/or for the development of the nursing or midwifery profession. 

Fadwa A Affara is a Nurse/Midwife expert and international consultant. Previously she was a Consultant for the International Council of Nurses, the Certification Commission of the American Nurses Credentialing Centre, and a consultant for the World Health Organization, many governments particularly in Africa and the Middle East, and other health-related NGOs.  

I am deeply privileged to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Princess Srinagarindra Award. I accept the award with much honor and treasure it all the more as it is a recognition from my professional peers. I thank C3 Collaborating for Health who nominated me, for their belief in my contribution to advancing nursing internationally,” stated Fadwa A Affara.

Statement from AAN Network Co-Chairs Judith A Oulton & Linda Carrier-Walker

Having worked with Fadwa for many years in our professional and volunteer capacities we have witnessed her leadership in action. Like so many others, whether students, peers, or clients, we have benefitted from her insights, innovative ideas, and passion for nursing. This award is indeed a tribute well deserved. 

The Princess Srinagarindra Award Foundation was established in 2000, in commemoration of the Centenary Birthday Anniversary of Her Royal Highness The Late Princess Srinagarindra Mahidol of Thailand, in recognition of her exemplary contribution toward progress and advancement in the field of Nursing and Social Services. For more information please see here http://www.princess-srinagarindraaward.org/news/1

The COVID Africa Action Network for Nurses & Nurse-Midwives (AAN) is a global, all-volunteer group of health care professionals, working to support nurses & nurse-midwives fighting the COVID pandemic in Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.