Crown Princess of Denmark advocates immunization and addressing antimicrobial resistance


Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark visited WHO/Europe on 19 April 2016 and held discussions with Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, to plan forthcoming collaboration. 

Dr Jakab briefed the Crown Princess on health achievements in the WHO European Region, including the interruption of indigenous malaria transmission last year and progress in measles and rubella elimination. She also focussed on important topics for the upcoming Regional Committee meeting, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, Health 2020, women's health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and refugees' and migrants' health.  

The Crown Princess agreed that, as Patron of WHO/Europe, she would continue to advocate immunization, including activities during European Immunization Week, and tackling antimicrobial resistance, in particular during World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Plans were outlined for the Crown Princess to visit a country in the WHO European Region to advocate and raise awareness about woman, child and adolescent health and the importance of immunization. Her contribution to and involvement in the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe were also discussed. 

The Crown Princess is engaged in many initiatives to advance maternal and child health and also for health promotion and disease prevention. She has been Patron of WHO/Europe since 2005.