Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
The REAL Awards are a first-of-its kind global awards program, launched by Save the Children, to honor health workers around the world. Health workers rarely receive recognition for the lifesaving care they provide millions of people.
It is estimated that the world is short more than 5 million health workers. In the developing world, frontline health workers are often the first and only point of contact to the health care system.
As a registered nurse, I am quiet fond of healthcare workers. Healthcare workers see people at all stages of life and in all emotional states. We see you when you are at your worst and sometimes when you are at your best. We help you when you do not want help. We help you when you cannot help yourself. Helping you is not just our job, but our passion.
I’d love for you to join me in supporting this amazing awards program – The Real Awards. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of frontline health workers across the world, and applaud the real difference that they are making in the lives of other mothers and their families in every country. Let’s show them that they are appreciated. Let’s help The Real Awards grow into something as big as the other awards that get so much attention – the Acadamy Awards, the Oscars, or the Golden Globes.
My hope is that Save The Children and Frontline Health Workers Coalition continue to recognize the underappreciated health workers saving lives every day. I believe this is the last day to nominate a health worker in the United States. Please consider taking the few minutes to recognize someone important to you.
I had tears in my eyes when I heard about the idea of the REAL awards. I know so many amazing healthcare workers that tirelessly walk the floors, research and watch for any opportunity to help. I love the idea of this award show and feel that it is long overdue. That nurse at your bedside is amazing. That tech that takes your vitals is enthusiastic. That aid worker in Africa is an angel to everyone they touch. I remember running into the wife of a patient I had several years ago and she thanked me for saving her husbands life. To me I was just doing my job, but to her it was the world.
“Every year, awards are given to recognize the accomplishments of celebrities, actors, singers, athletes and entertainers. Alongside the Oscars and Golden Globes in January, we will begin to honor a group of people who rarely receive recognition or accolades — health workers.” Mary Beth…
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Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Emmys, Grammys, and Oscars, but let’s not pretend the winners of those awards are doing anything world-changing. Yes, there is beauty in art and beauty is necessary, but wouldn’t it be nice if we rolled out the red carpet and idolized people who are saving lives and making the world a safter place to live? Luckily, you get to do just that.
The wonderful folks at Save the Children, along with partners like Medtronic Foundation, The Merck Company Foundation, and Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare, and supporting partners GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Time Inc have created The Real Awards, a global award program to develop greater appreciation for health care workers around the world and the life-saving and enhancing care they provide.
Meet Esther Madudu she is one of the real heroes. She may look ordinary but she really is Extraordinary! She is a midwife in rural Uganda helping save lives in a facility with no power. It’s estimated that she has saved the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies to date! (via Thank a Health Care Worker with a REAL Award Nomination)