BMJ Awards South Asia: Nominations now open

Join us at the sixth annual BMJ Awards South Asia as we take this opportunity to celebrate excellence in healthcare. Health professionals across South Asia face growing challenges, but even in the most difficult circumstances, exceptional projects and people are striving to improve the health system and the lives of patients living in their communities.

Join India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Afghanistan to share knowledge and inspire others to improve outcomes for patients and communities across the region.

Deadline for submissions: 11 March 2020

Submit your project in one of ten categories

About the BMJ Awards South Asia

The BMJ Awards South Asia are an opportunity to honor teams that demonstrate 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.  

The awards span ten categories and are open to clinically-led teams with projects active in 2019 across India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives and Afghanistan. 

Join us as we celebrate excellence in healthcare!

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Why enter the BMJ Awards South Asia?

  • Share knowledge and inspire others to improve outcomes for patients and communities across the region
  • Showcase your team’s achievements in transforming care
  • Benchmark yourself against other teams/organisations
  • Receive credible recognition from your peers and respected healthcare dignitaries in South Asia
  • Raise your profile through widespread coverage across South Asia, giving exposure to your exceptional project and team 

2020 Award Categories

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.

Notifying you

Shortlisted finalists will be notified on Friday 15 May 2020 using the email address submitted with your nomination.