Vietnamese neonatal nurse wins int’l award

Vietnamese nurse Nguyen Thi Minh Hong has been named the winner of the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Awards 2016 for her dedication to mothers and babies in one of Vietnam’s poorest areas over the past three decades.

Hong was honored at the Ninth International Conference of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) in Canada on August 15. She and Nigerian nurse Adeyemo Abass Kola, the other winner, were chosen among neonatal nurses nominated by their peers and employers in 14 countries.

A team of maternal and newborn health experts from NGO Save the Children and COINN, who have sponsored the award since 2009, selected the awardees.

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