Not many people’s LinkedIn profile can boast ‘provide strategic leadership to the new 5-year initiative aimed at saving 100 million lives’, but Amanda McClelland’s can.
As a nurse and humanitarian aid worker, her role has taken her from Australia’s Top End to heading up the West African Ebola response. From rebuilding villages in Banda Aceh after the devastating Boxing Day tsunami, and fighting famine in Sub Saharan Africa, you might correctly come to the conclusion that Amanda eats challenges for breakfast.
Amanda realised when she was working in South Sudan as a registered nurse that she could help more children and communities by teaching them to wash their hands and drink clean water than she could by working in a major hospital.
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Her phenomenal work positively impacting countless people and communities across the globe saw her awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal in 2015. This is the highest honour awarded to nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to the nursing profession. She is also a two-time recipient of the Australian Red Cross Humanitarian Award.
We are honoured to be able to tell her story.