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2008 TB Award Recipients

Eleven Nurses Win the 2nd ICN/Lilly  Award for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi–drug Resistant TB

On the occasion of World TB Day, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company, conferred special awards to nurses working on the ground in fighting the scourge of tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant TB. The 2008 award recipients come from six TB affected countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, the Russian Federation, South Africa and Swaziland.

(For more information about each award winner click on the name)

                                                                     Diana Jelegat Kipsoisoi
                                                                     Likhapha Ntlamelle
                                                                     Chrisie Bwazi, Rodwell Gundo and Shouts Simeza
                                                                     Elena Girfanova
                                                                     Nadezhda Leontieva
                                                                     Marina Listova
                                                                     Elena Nizova
                                                                     Mamogale Thabitha Masemola
                                                                     Agatha Nomoa Tsabedze

Diana Jelegat Kipsoisoi
Nursing Officer at the TB clinic of Mbagathi District Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. She supervises the daily running of the clinic, and has been key to reducing the incidence of TB through active case finding.


Likhapha Ntlamelle
MDR-TB Community Coordinator at the Institute of Development Management in Maseru, Lesotho. Besides coordinating MDR-TB treatment in all districts and training health personnel, Ms Ntlamelle is the deputy TB manager in charge of Global Fund activities, has given presentations at the international level and was involved in adapting a WHO TB/HIV training manual.




Chrisie Bwazi, Rodwell Gundo and Shouts Simeza
Team members of the Northern Region group, employed by the Ministry of Health of Malawi. They have conducted TB trainings and advocated for the safety of nurses working in TB care.

Elena_Girfanova_300 Elena Girfanova
A nurse coordinator in the Omsk mental health hospital in the Omsk oblast. Her work with patients and family members has resulted in improved quality of patient care and 80% successful treatment outcomes. She has conducted training for nurses, patients and family members and has developed and implemented guidelines on professional risks prevention.
nadezhda_leontieva_300 Nadezhda Leontieva
A ward nurse at the TB unit of the prison hospital in the Kemerovo oblast, where TB rates are particularly high. Along with her team, Ms Leontieva has ensured that preventative measures are implemented as soon as patients enter the unit and organised contests to encourage patients to adhere to treatment and to increase their knowledge of TB.
marina_listova_300 Marina Listova
Responsible for infectious control at the Regional TB Dispensary in the Archangels oblast, she organises TB training, promotes adherence and motivates patients to take responsibility for their own health.
elena_nizova_300 Elena Nizova
Head nurse of the TB unit in the Regional TB Dispensary in Ivanovo oblast. She encourages patients to play a role in the educational process, and encourages mutual respect between nurses and patients. She has implemented a system of quality control of nursing care.
mamogale_thabitha_masemola_300 Mamogale Thabitha Masemola
Nursing Service Manager at Standerton TB Specialised Hospital in South Africa. Ms Masemola has educated hospital staff about TB and promoted the use of protective clothing. She also organises meetings with the community, primary health care centre and NGOs.
Agatha_Nomoa_Tsabedze_300 Agatha Nomoa Tsabedze
A trained midwife specialized in dual TB/HIV counselling, she has trained over 100 nurses, as well as support staff in the region and provides education, testing and counselling on HIV and TB.
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