Indian-origin woman becomes the 1st s'porean to win an Intl. award in nursing

Subadhra Devi Rai, an Indian-origin nurse from Singapore will be the first in the country to receive a coveted international award for her work in the healthcare sector for women and refugees. She is a senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences (Nursing) at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and has been named winner of the 2015 International Achievement Award by the International Council of Nurses' Florence Nightingale International Foundation.

Her dedication in providing nursing care to vulnerable populations since the beginning of her career earned her the prestigious award. She was selected from a pool of nominees worldwide informed said Judith Shamian, president of the International Council of Nurses and the Florence Nightingale International Foundation. All throughout her career he focus has been on issues such as gender-based violence, sexual health and reintegration of refugees is particularly topical.

Rai began her career in Singapore where she worked in the intensive care unit following her general nursing training. It was during her time in Canada's Edmonton Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma in 1997 that she began to focus on health issues concerning women and refugees.

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