H.S.H. Princess Charlene

H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Vatican for the 30th Annual Conference for Healthcare Workers

H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 30th Annual Conference for Healthcare Workers at the Vatican on November 21st sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers.

In Her remarks, H.S.H. Princess Charlene focused on the work of Her Foundation, which works to prevent drowning.
Please find the full text of H.S.H. Princes Charlene’s remarks to the 30th Conference for Healthcare Workers, below:
“Good morning everyone,
Ladies and gentlemen,

First, I would like to convey to you a message of friendship and best wishes on behalf of Prince Albert of Monaco, my Husband, our families and the people of Monaco, and to express our sadness and compassion with the families of the so many people who died and those injured during the tragic attacks in Paris.

This year, the Pontifical Council holds the 30th edition of the Annual Conference for Healthcare Workers.
Congratulations on your steady commitment towards public health, security and safety.

As we just heard from the distinguished representative of The World Health Organization, death by drowning is one of those serious threats to public health worldwide, especially in poor regions.

Having spent years teaching underprivileged children to acquire simple water safety techniques around aquatic environments, I can only say that simple ideas prove sometimes to be most effective.

Around the Globe, thousands of innocent lives are tragically lost to drowning every year.

I am here to share with you how many lives we are saving– and how many more we can save, simply by training the trainers and by focusing on one person, one family, one community at a time.
Yours Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

In joining forces, in sharing experiences and resources, we will succeed in saving lives through more international cooperation in fighting death by drowning, this terrible, yet silent, killer.

Thank you.”

H.S.H. Princess Charlene interviewed by Vatican Radio (photo by Eric Vandeville) - RV