Monaco has taken part in the ninth high-level meeting of the small countries’ children’s health initiative in Luxembourg.

Established in 2013, within the framework of the World Health Organisation, the small countries initiative is a platform through which 11 countries of the European region of states of less than two million have come together to improve the health and well-being of children be in their territories through closer cooperation and an exchange of experiences.

The discussions focused in particular on the economics of health and well-being, access to medicines and the strengthening of human resources. Mr Alexandre Bordero, Monaco’s Director of Health Action, spoke about the actions carried out in the Principality in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases.

He spoke of the awareness campaigns concerning the fight against tobacco, education in healthy eating and physical activity. During another round table devoted to mental health, Alexandre Bordero addressed the steps taken in Monaco for the detection of addictions, awareness of the general public on these subjects as well as the actions taken to strengthen health care structures mentality and the training of professionals.

The Luxembourg ministerial declaration, signed on Friday May 12, recalled the objectives of small states and emphasised the promotion of global health aimed at individual well-being.

Representatives of other small states have been invited to a symposium on the emergence of new viral risks in Monaco in October this year.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service