The BMJ Awards South Asia are now postponed until 2021. Further details to be announced soon.
Covid-19 update: the BMJ Awards South Asia
In light of the ongoing restrictions and challenges that the pandemic poses in South Asia and beyond, we have made the decision to postpone the BMJ Awards South Asia, scheduled to take place on 3 July 2020 in New Delhi until 2021, exact dates to be confirmed. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide an update on our plans for the 2021 Awards as soon as possible. We remain committed to giving submitted projects due consideration.
The BMJ Awards South Asia are an opportunity to honour teams that demonstrate the true potential to influence change and improve health outcomes in South Asia. Each year more than 1, 500 high-quality nominations are received across a range of categories spanning quality, innovation, research and clinical excellence. Entrants will demonstrate how their work changed policy or practice, and/or how they improved health outcomes in South Asia.
2020 Award Categories
The BMJ Awards South Asia are now postponed until 2021 – updated plans will be announced as soon as possible. The 2020 categories outlined below is for reference only and further updates will be communicated in due course.
Contribution to Political and Social Change Award – NEW
This award is open to teams or individuals who have undertaken work to influence policy or effect social changes in their field.
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action Team of the Year – NEW
This award recognizes teams taking action to reduce the impact of their practice on the environment.
Excellence in Delivering Primary Care Team of the Year
This award recognizes primary care teams who have had a demonstrable impact on the health and wellbeing of the wider community through a specific project.
Recognition for Promoting Integrity and Transparency in Healthcare Award
This award recognizes the impact of a team or an individual working to strengthen integrity and transparency in their field of practice.
Infectious Diseases Team of the Year
This award recognizes teams who are working to make care for communicable diseases affordable and accessible. The judging panel will be looking for evidence of a demonstrable impact on the delivery of care for communicable diseases in the region.
Maternal and Child Health Team of the Year
This award recognizes healthcare professionals in South Asia who are working to make integrated Maternal & Child Health Services affordable and accessible. We are particularly interested in teams using innovative approaches to make improvements and teams that harness the experience of patients and the wider healthcare team in their projects.
Mental Health Team of the Year
This award recognizes healthcare professionals in South Asia who are working to make integrated Mental Health Services affordable and accessible. We are particularly interested in teams using innovative approaches to improvement and initiatives that involve patients.
Non-Communicable Disease Team of the Year
This award is open to South Asian teams who are working to make care for non-communicable diseases affordable and accessible. The panel will be looking for teams who have succeeded in bringing a demonstrable impact to the delivery of care for non-communicable diseases in the region.
Innovation in Quality Improvement Team of the Year
This award recognizes teams that use innovative processes in quality improvement to achieve better outcomes for patients.
Surgical Team of the Year
Our panel of judges is looking for an innovative project from a South Asian surgical team that has measurably improved surgical care for either patients and their caregivers or has made an impact on a wider population. We welcome submissions from teams who submit projects with an impact on uniquely regional healthcare problems.
In light of Covid-19, the BMJ Awards South Asia, scheduled to take place on 3 July 2020 in New Delhi have been postponed until 2021 – exact date to be confirmed. We remain committed to giving submitted projects due consideration.