Princess Srinagarindra Award Laureate 2018

On 21 September 2018, the Princess Srinagarindra Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage held a joint press conference at the Department of Public Relations, Bangkok to announce the Princess Srinagarindra Award Laureate 2018 to Professor Emeritus Dr. Afaf I. Meleis from the United States of America for her contribution to nursing, healthcare, and public health. Throughout her career, Dr. Meleis has demonstrated her continued dedication and perseverance in advancing nursing science, cultivating the next generation of healthcare leaders, advocating health and well-being of women around the world, particularly ensuring that the voice of vulnerable groups are recognized, particularly women who are burdened by societal inequities.

Dr. Meleis has invested her efforts in setting up a doctoral degree program in nursing which later became the model for doctoral-level nursing curricula around the world. She has played an important role in the development of doctoral nursing education, including Doctor of Nursing Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees and ensured that they attain a level of excellence. Moreover, she also served as adviser and lecture to numerous nursing schools in countries around the world, including Australia, Sweden, Brazil and in the Middle East.

In addition, she was also an adviser and lecturer for a doctoral degree program in nursing at Mahidol University, Chiang Mai University, Khon Kaen University and Prince of Songkla University.

The Award Ceremony 2018 was held on 17 October 2018 at the Royal Palace in Bangkok and was presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Siridhorn.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs| Press Release : Announcement of the Princess Srinagarindra Award Ceremony 2018

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