Members of the Monaco Humanitarian Collective held their traditional annual meeting on Tuesday March 10, 2020. The collective’s assessment of its combined activities is very positive: since its creation in 2008, 428 children – mainly from the African continent – have undergone cardiac, and sometimes orthopaedic operations, in Monaco and Nice.

In 2019, out of the 36 children cared for during the year by the Monaco Collectif Humanitaire (MCH), 10 were from Mali. In the meantime, 35,000 euros have been allocated to the Chain of Hope, a partner of the Collective, to finance 10 children’s operations at the Festoc Center in Bamako with the assistance of the Mother and Child Hospital in Luxembourg.

This same hospital also hosts the brand new MAMOS catheterisation room (Mali-Monaco-SHARE), which will allow the development of care for children and adults in Mali and the sub-Sahara region. This unit, the foundation stone of which was laid three years ago, was officially inaugurated last month in the presence of Laurent Anselmi, Minister of External Relations and Cooperation.

During the meeting, the Directorate of International Cooperation, which is piloting this project, thanked the generous and loyal donors of the MCH, drawing attention to the role and the commitment of the footballer Olivier Giroud, Ambassador of the Collective and member associations.

MCH brings together 16 member Monaco NGOs, three French partner NGOs and four partner care centres – the Cardio-thoracic Centre of Monaco, Princess Grace Hospital, Monaco Institute of Medicine and Sports Surgery (IM2S ) and Lenval Hospital in Nice.

PHOTO: Footballer Olivier Giroud with one of the patients Monaco Collectif Humanitaire