WHO awards Monaco’s health professionals

The World Health Organisation has recognised the hard work and dedication of the Principality’s health care workers and awarded them with a special trophy in tribute.

No one knows more than health care workers how difficult the last two years have been. Those on the front line of the pandemic have endured impossibly long hours, personal illness, and heart-breaking circumstances, all for the benefit of the community.

To celebrate their commitment to the public good, the World Health Organisation (WHO) made 2021 the International Year of Health and Care Workers, recognising the trying times and the superhuman efforts made by those in the field.

WHO’s Regional Director Hans Kluge, therefore, took time out to personally thank the health care workers of Monaco on behalf of himself and the WHO European Regional Office by presenting them with a trophy for service.

The occasion was marked by a gathering at the Princess Grace Hospital where Minister of Social Affairs and Health Christophe Robino, and representatives from the Department of Health Action, the Mairie, the Covid-19 Cell, the Home Monitoring Centre team, the Order of Physicians, the Order of Pharmacists, the Association of Liberal Nurses, the IM2S, the Cardio-Thoracic Centre of Monaco, the Monaco Red Cross, firefighters and city doctors met to celebrate their achievements.

In his speech, Minister Robino thanked all health workers “for their efforts and their constant involvement during these two years of health crisis”.

The trophy will reside at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre symbolically as the epicentre of the health care system in Monaco and because of its essential role in managing the health crisis through its darkest times. 



Photo by Stephanie Danna, Government Communication Department