- Brazilian nurses and nursing students will be able to apply for the Queen Silvia Nursing Award starting September 1
- ViBe Saúde is the seventh Main Partner to establish the Queen Silvia Nursing Award
- Nurses and nursing students based in the Sao Paolo State will be able to apply for the €6000 award by submitting an idea to improve patient care for older people or people living with dementia
Brazil is the seventh country to establish the Queen Silvia Nursing Award. ViBe Saúde – a stakeholder in B2C digital health in Brazil – is the Main Partner of the award. ViBe Saúde will begin receiving applications for the Queen Silvia Nursing Award from Brazilian nurses and nursing students between 1 September and 1 November 2021.
Applicants based in Sao Paolo State will be eligible for the award by submitting ideas to improve patient care for older people and people living with dementia. The Queen Silvia Nursing Award’s mission is to highlight nursing innovation and impact in light of rapid global ageing and the increasing prevalence of dementia diseases in societies.
Brazil’s ViBe Saúde joins six additional countries in the Queen Silvia Nursing Award network. The award is also available for all nursing students and nurses in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, and the University of Washington School of Nursing. The winner in each region receives a Euro 6000 scholarship and tailor- made learning and networking opportunities with partners associated with the program.
Diplomas for the winners are traditionally presented by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden at the Queen Silvia Nursing Award Grand Ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm (pandemic pending).
Sophie Lu-Axelsson, CEO of Swedish Care International, a founding partner of the Queen Silvia Nursing Award says, ”We are honored to have this opportunity to work with digital health leader ViBe Saúde to bring the Queen Silvia Nursing Award to the region’s nurses and nursing students. The past 18 months have proven most challenging for healthcare professionals worldwide, particularly for nurses who have been instrumental in keeping communities safe, informed, and protected. Skilled nursing talent is of critical importance in a wide range of healthcare settings – from face-to-face to online consultations. ViBe’s relevance and reach will no doubt continue to uplift the role of Brazilian nurses as its platform continues to expand.”
About ViBe Saúde
Vibe Saúde is a leader in B2C digital health in Brazil. Its central mission is to change the country’s healthcare system by providing human-centric online care at affordable prices for Brazilians who may not have access to quality services. ViBe’s application offers immediate free consultations and scheduled appointments with family doctors, clinical staff with different specialities, as well as nurses. In addition, it provides mental health care for its patients and well-being features.
Since its launch, in July 2020, ViBe has had more than 2.2 million downloads and is expected to reach 1 million consultations by the end of 2021. In January 2021, the app received the biggest round of investments (Series A) registered in Brazil for a digital health startup, with a contribution of R$ 54 million.
Support of Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden
The Queen Silvia Nursing Award was established as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden on her birthday. Winning scholars continue to be announced annually on Her Majesty’s birthday on the 23 of December.
Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden has a long-standing association with, and support of, dementia and elderly care since the 1990s when her late mother was diagnosed with dementia. Her Majesty has lent her name and support to a number of Swedish initiatives including the foundation Stiftelsen Silviahemmet which provides dementia care training and certification programs internationally; and Dementia Forum X – a biennial global summit on dementia.
In recognition of Her Majesty’s dedication to the elderly and dementia care sphere, The Queen was named an Honorary Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Disease International in December 2018.
About the Queen Silvia Nursing Award
The Queen Silvia Nursing Award addresses one of the greatest challenges of our shared global future – population ageing and the need for quality elderly and dementia nursing. The scholarship motivates nursing talent to become innovators for healthcare development while building and promoting competence in professional nursing. By recognizing nurses and their problem-solving impact, new opportunities become available for future generations of nursing talent. Through collaboration with a network of global stakeholders, the Queen Silvia Nursing Award aims to increase the status of nursing as a profession.
The Queen Silvia Nursing Award is made possible in Sweden and Finland by Founding Partners Swedish Care International and Forum For Elderly Care; as well as Main Partners Medicover Foundation of Poland, St. Anna-Stift Kroge of Germany, Addere Care of Lithuania, the University of Washington School of Nursing, and ViBe Saúde of Brazil.