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A mission from Monaco’s Directorate of International Cooperation visited Senegal earlier this month to meet with local partners. Discussions took place with the Consul of Monaco in Senegal, Ndiaye Master Guédel, concerning programmes supported and funded by Monaco, in particular the fight against sickle cell disease, the improvement of maternal and child healthcare, socio-professional integration of young people and assistance to victims of trafficking.
A highlight was a visit to the National Hospital Albert Royer for Children in Dakar, whose construction was funded by the Government of Monaco in partnership with the Republic of Senegal. This important ambulatory care unit for children and teens with sickle cell disease, designed by the Monegasque company Eco-System, will be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2017.
Anne-Poyard Vatican, Deputy Director of International Cooperation, spoke in an introduction at the symposium on improving the quality of paediatric care, organised by the GID (InterAcademy Development Group) of the ENSPEDIA programme for Child Care and Paediatrics in West Africa.
A meeting was also held with top officials of the Pikine Hospital in Dakar, as part of the hospital partnership set up with the Princess Grace Hospital. Through this partnership, initiated in 2011, medical cooperation in gynaecologic laparoscopic surgery could develop through Senegalese practitioners attending CHPG training courses and medical missions of CHPG teams to Dakar.
Several other working meetings and visits to projects with local partners supported by the Monegasque Cooperation, AMREF, Investors & Partners, UNODC, GRET, and the Rugby House, were also organised during this particularly busy week.
Employees in Monaco will be able to have their hours reduced while maintaining full financial support from the State in the government’s latest bid to avoid layoffs due to the Covid crisis.
Minister of State Pierre Dartout inaugurated the 8th Monaco Business expo on Tuesday, an annual event dedicated to helping entrepreneurs do business in the Principality.
The MEB has taken stock of a difficult year at its annual General Assembly meeting and discussed how it plans to help with economic recovery.
Actis and Docaposte are now official partners and ready to help Monegasque companies in their journeys to a digital transition with the new online platform mademat.mc.
Venturi has unveiled its new model to compete in the third season of the FIA Formula E, which starts on October 9 in Hong Kong. The innovative electric racing car team, led by Monaco’s Gildo Pallanca Pastor, will have a chance to showcase the new car at a pre-season outing at Donington, the UK circuit.
Visually, the car has a new front aileron, but more importantly it has a lighter power train and an optimised gearbox. A long-term partnership with the German equipment supplier ZF was also announced. “We are very proud to have reached an agreement with the company that built its international reputation in the most prestigious championships, Formula 1, endurance, rally,” Gildo Pastor said. “This partnership will allow our team to continue to increase its capabilities.”
The 2016-2017 season includes twelve races with Monaco (13 May) and Paris (20 May), among them.