Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark to participate in reception with outgoing WHO Director-General and receive WHO award

23 February 2017, UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark

On 23 February 2017, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark, in her role as Patron of WHO/Europe, will attend a reception with outgoing WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. During the reception, Dr Chan and WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab will present The Crown Princess with a WHO award in recognition of her contributions to global health. The reception will take place at UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark, and will be attended by representatives of the diplomatic community, United Nations agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark became Patron of WHO/Europe in 2005. Since that time, she has actively advocated for WHO’s work in the areas of maternal, child and adolescent health; immunization; and antimicrobial resistance. In particular, she has engaged in activities to support the annual European Immunization Week initiative since 2008, and the more recently established World Antibiotic Awareness Week. She has addressed the WHO Regional Committee for Europe on numerous occasions, and travelled with the Regional Director to Tajikistan in 2014 and the Republic of Moldova in 2016.