Nominate now for the Penta Brighter Future Award: celebrating visionary healthcare heroes

28 Jul, 2023

Do you know someone making a significant difference in healthcare, particularly for women and children? The Penta Brighter Future Award is here to recognise and celebrate those unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond to improve lives and bring hope to these communities.

The nominations for this prestigious award have been pouring in, and the stories are truly awe-inspiring. From dedicated doctors to passionate advocates, these remarkable individuals have left a mark on maternal and child health. Let’s take a glimpse at some of the extraordinary nominees:

Gabriel is a visionary leader, dedicated to championing the often-overlooked journey of enhancing healthcare access for women and children, especially in hard-to-reach and resource-limited areas. By empowering community members with essential healthcare knowledge and equipping them with digital tools to connect with experienced doctors in urban centres, he has revolutionised healthcare provision in hard-to-reach areas.

Saving countless lives, Gita has developed an infrastructure-independent newborn breathing support system, drastically reducing neonatal and maternal mortality through infection prevention.

Leading a preterm babies parents’ association, Nadja aims to reduce child mortality in her community through training and awareness campaigns on the benefits of kangaroo care and the importance of breastmilk for the preterm babies while in hospital and after being discharged.

Combining art and activism, Ana promotes sustainable menstruation and prevention against female infectious diseases, using art, workshops, and exhibitions as powerful tools for change.

Maruska is an exceptional doctor who has established therapeutic programs for children with hepatitis C, providing access to modern therapies and publishing groundbreaking research papers.

Dumi is a pioneer in sexual and reproductive health. She has organised mobile testing clinics for Sexually Transmitted Infections, with a particular focus on school-going girls and pregnant women.

Offering support to young preterm mothers, Alex provides financial and psycho-social assistance, ensuring proper care and prevention of infections.

Katharina is a pediatrician and an early-career researcher. Supported by a network of word leading scientists, she is contributing to identifying best practices for the prevention of infections and surveillance of resistant bacteria in neonatal intensive care units in Europe.

These are just a few of the incredible nominees who have touched lives in extraordinary ways. Each nomination highlights a unique approach to healthcare and an unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their exceptional contributions to maternal and child health, nominate them now for the Penta Brighter Future Award and be a part of this transformative journey!