Categories, Africa

We seek nominees who have innovatively contributed to excellence in healthcare either individually, collaboratively, in partnership or as an organisation or team.
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Cutting edge, high impact innovative and   creative initiative that have led to improved practice. This include but not limited to care delivery, services and cost effectiveness. It could be in health and life sciences or social care. Must be sustainable and evidence/research based.

Team, group or organisation that demonstrates innovation via projects or initiatives in any setting. Judges will be looking for evidence of how they have significantly contributed to improvement in service provision or health. Evidence should include how the innovation cater for people in hard to reach areas and how it can be widely adopted and scaled.


Open to Nurses and Midwives with demonstrated characteristics of a Leader, change agent and positive role model by consistently contributing and leading improved care, education, training and sustenance. Nominations are welcome from all Nursing and Midwifery specialties from paediatrics to adult, general and specialist nurses including nurse educators.


Individual or team who have positively impacted the future care and treatment of patients through cutting edge, world class research. It can include studies, trials and procedures that have changed practices across board leading to life changing care and treatments for patients, as well as improve education and training for clinical staff. This could be around efficiency and improved productivity, safety and patient outcome. It can be a collaborative project/initiative ranging from small but highly relevant initiative to formal research.


A team or group that have consistently demonstrate and uphold excellence in healthcare through  working collaboratively, often going the extra mile to provide exceptional service (s). They must have evidence of substantive contributions enabling their organisation to provide services and care to patients, service users and colleagues.


Healthcare professionals involved in holistic care- physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. Identifying and implementing care models, support systems for service users, patients and colleagues where relevant. It could be team, an organisation or individual who has delivered service improvement, which benefit wellbeing and reduce health inequality, while nurturing and promoting mental health and wellbeing


We are looking for an outstanding GP who has made a major contribution to the health of their patients either by initiating new services at a local or national level. The judges will be particularly be interested in the evidence that has been generated to show impact and the feedback that has resulted from those that have benefited.


We are looking for instances where an individual /Team have gone beyond the call of duty to offer not just high levels of healthcare but has also been concerned with the  social implications especially in disadvantaged groups. We would like to see changes that has been made which will have long-term   benefits.


This category is open to pharma/pharmaceutical companies, and pharmacists in the health space in Africa. They must demonstrate outstanding contributions in service to patient care, including going beyond and above to support the services with the most innovative and forward-thinking approach. An example will be outstanding initiatives that led to better health outcomes. Evidence of positive collaboration with other healthcare providers is also desirable.


This category is open to all healthcare professionals within the patient’s surgical pathway across specialties. This includes Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Medical Licentiates, OR Nurses. Nominees could be team or individual, who have made outstanding contributions to care delivery in the perioperative phase. This could be in the area of service improvement or new initiative incorporating education, collaborative working and positive health outcomes for patients.


Notable Dates:

Nomination – 10th January to 8th March 2024
Finalists Announcement – 22nd March 2024
Awards Ceremony – Tuesday 23rd April 2024

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