Lifetime Achievement Awards
The HMA Award for Lifetime Achievement is for an outstanding health care professional in Asia, with a preference that he or she be from the host country of the event, which has done the most for making patients feel better or get better. As the term implies, it must also go to a person who has devoted his life or a large part thereof to this endeavor.
The person can be a hospital CEO, if he has been that a VERY long time and generally known to put patient's rights ahead of everything else, or is known for his generosity in treating the poor and has consistently done this all his life. He or she can also be someone who has devoted his life to areas working with the poor, or devoted to working with drug rehabilitation, or has a distinguished career in the health care, civil service, etc. Specifically, we are looking for someone well respected and senior in age (about 60+). We are not really looking at a specific sector like public, private, university, and others. It can be any of the above. It could even be an elderly nurse somewhere, who has devoted her life to the care of newborns in the nursery, for example.