Charity organisation World Youth International congratulates their Nurses In Action Ambassador Helen Zahos, who has been named the winner of multiple Stevie Awards in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honour female executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run and have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.Helen has received the awards, including ‘Mentor of the Year’, ‘Female Innovator of the Year’, ‘Woman of the Year’, and ‘Medical Hero of the Year’, for her work and humanitarian efforts during the past 12 months and beyond. This includes recognition for her work in Kenya earlier this year on World Youth International’s Nurses In Action program.

“In celebration of Year of the Nurse, I marked the beginning of 2020 with a trip to Kenya on the Nurses In Action Volunteer Program. It opened my eyes like never before. I saw that we can empower the next generation of nurses by encouraging the sharing of skills and knowledge across cultures. By caring for some of the world’s most vulnerable people in Kenya, alongside Kenyan Nurses and Midwives, I learned more than what I could physically give, particularly due to the lack of medical supplies, equipment, and facilities.

“I often couldn’t escalate care due to the limitations of the available equipment, and this was heartbreaking, but also highlighted that we have a long way to go in achieving the United Nation’s ‘Sustainable Development Goal 3; ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all,” reflects Helen.

Helen dedicates these awards to her nursing peers across the globe, and in particular the frontline workers. “The word hero, particularly during this pandemic, is a word we frontline workers don’t like to hear because we are out there just doing our job. It’s a job we are committed to and which we love. I dedicate these awards to all Nurses and Midwives everywhere, but especially to the thousands of nurses on the pandemic front-lines who have lost their lives battling covid-19,” shares Helen.

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