People Leading Lights

Leading lights

Nurses bringing light to where there is no light!

The  ICN TB/MDR-TB Leading Lights initiative aims to showcase the work of exceptional nurses trained by the ICN TB/MDR-TB project who are making an outstanding contribution to TB prevention, care and management in their local facility and/or community.

The Leading Lights Award will highlight the contribution of those involved with caring for people affected by any form of TB and show the world what an impact effective training and resources can have on this global disease.

ICN invites all the ICN TB project partners to nominate nurses and allied health workers who have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to teach their colleagues about TB, improve patient care or make changes to reduce transmission of TB. As well as being highlighted on the ICN's website, the winners will be presented with a certificate and a special pin by their national nurses association.

Once a year, we will also be celebrating one of our in-country project leads without whom the ICN TB/MDR-TB Project would not function and these nurses would not receive the training and mentorship available.

To nominate a Leading Light, please  click here !

 Download : Leading Lights flyer - June 2018



Our current leading lights

  • Yang Fenggqin

    Yang Fenggqin

    Head Nurse Xinjiang Chest Hospital, Urumqi, Xianjiang (China)

    Yang Fengqin has worked in tuberculosis clinical care and management for more than 20 years. Since 2010, she has received TB related sessions on infection control from Ms. Meng Guiyun (Leading Light 2014) and other ICN trainers, and has put forward some improvements on infection control in her hospital, especially related to cough hygiene to reduce transmission. 

  • Ntombizotwa Windy Makhozonke

    Ntombizotwa Windy Makhozonke

    Registered Nurse Midwife Scott Hospital, Morija, Maseru (Lesotho)

    Ntombizotwa is passionate about providing the best care to patients and making positive changes to her practice. After the ICN training she trained nurses, medical staff, cleaners, nursing students, drivers, kitchen staff and others. Ms Makhozonke’s main goal was to teach them about the pathophysiology of TB, universal precautions and proper use of personal protective equipment like N95 respirators and surgical masks, because staff members (medical and non- medical) and nursing students did not use N95 respirators appropriately or at all. After her training on infection control, staff now wear N95 respirators appropriately and coughing patients and those with TB are asked to wear surgical masks. As a result, more nurses feel confident to work with TB patients than before.

  • Liu Lingli

    Liu Lingli

    Director of Nursing, No. 4 People’s Hospital, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (China)

    Ms Liu Lingli is a member of the Chinese Nursing Association and a specialist in infectious diseases, and has worked in TB care for 13 years. In 2011, she received training from her colleague who attended the ICN TB/MDR-TB training on how to improve the quality of TB care. In addition, Nie Feifei(Leading Light 2016) from the Beijing Chest Hospital also provided training to staff in Ms Liu’s hospital.   

    The No. People's Hospital mainly treats TB patients and is responsible for district-wide TB prevention, control, and management programmes. As the Director of the Nursing Department, Ms. Liu is responsible for the hospital’s TB nursing management and has worked towards strengthening the hospital’s infection prevention and control practices.  

  • Mao Jingna

    Mao Jingna

    Head Nurse, Heilongjiang Infectious Disease Hospital, Harbin (China)

    Ms Mao attended the ICN TB/MDR-TB training in 2014. After the training, she realized that healthcare workers are at high risk of developing TB, and the health for healthcare workers is imperative. In 2014, a total of five medical staff suffered from TB in her hospital. To prevent TB spread to healthcare workers, she developed a TB Prevention and Control Strategy for her hospital and submitted to the hospital executive team in August 2014. The TB Prevention Strategy requires TB healthcare providers to wear N95 respirators and this strategy was approved by her hospital. The successful implementation of the TB Prevention and Control Strategy greatly reduced the incidence of TB infection among medical personnel and there was only one case of TB among the staff in her hospital in 2015.

  • Jojo Mulenga Moyo

    Jojo Mulenga Moyo

    Registered Nurse /TB Focal person, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

    After attending the ICN TB/MDR-TB project training in 2016, Mr Jojo Moyo initiated several trainings and projects in his hospital and elsewhere. He has trained more than 200 nurses and other healthcare workers (lab technicians, pharmacists, radiologists, cleaners, social workers, nutritionists, drivers, community health workers, etc.) about TB, MDR-TB treatment, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, management, and infection prevention and control in his hospital and other clinics. Jojo identified a gap in the practice of sputum collection at his hospital where sputum was being collected in the wards. After the training, he worked with hospital management to have two sputum collection shelters constructed outside. After the shelters were constructed he organized a two-day training programme with his colleagues to train nurses and staff on how to properly assist patients in submitting a quality sputum sample.


Former leading lights



Carrie Tudor - Project Director
Oscar Ferreira - admin. assistant
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