With the creation, on July 5, 2012, of the Monaco Screening Centre, the Prince's Government established Monaco among model countries in terms of public health, and continues to improve and expand its health screening programmes.
Located in the Princess Grace Hospital Centre, the Monaco Screening Centre welcomes, listens to and informs those concerned and, where appropriate, directs them to seek appropriate care.
Among the diseases and infections covered by the screening programmes are tests for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and colorectal cancer and breast cancer – the most common cancers in our populations. Their screening makes it possible to ensure effective management of the disease. Breast cancer has also been screened since 1994.
Cervical cancer is the eighth cancer most affecting women in France. Aware of this risk, the Prince's Government attaches particular importance to preventive actions. The link between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer has been demonstrated, which makes vaccination against this virus especially important. This vaccination is systematically offered to young girls from 11 to 14 years old.
Pap smears from 21 years old complete the vaccination. This coordination between vaccination and screening, which does not exist in other countries, is a very important step forward: the two-coupled actions allow for the eradication of cervical cancer by screening and treatment of precancerous lesions.
Organised screening campaigns for osteoporosis for women aged 55 to 80 have been progressively implemented and have worked remarkably well since September 2009.
The abnormal dilatation of the aneurysm of the aorta can lead to internal haemorrhage without precursor signs. This campaign started six months ago for people aged 65 to 80 and will treat aneurysms in a timely manner, the Department of Health and Social Affairs has said.
Monaco’s overall crime rate fell sharply in 2017 from 2016, but within the overall figures are some notable exceptions.
According to the annual crime figures released on Tuesday, January 16, the number of enquiries into money laundering increased over the 12 months to a total of 188, compared to 127 in 2016, an increase of almost 50 percent.
The number of enquiries launched by SICCFIN, the body that investigates money laundering and other major financial crimes increased from 220 in 2016 to 293 in 2017. Meanwhile, the number of thefts through the criminal use of bank cards fell from 25 in the previous year to just eight in 2017.
The only other area in which there was a major jump in delinquency was possession of drugs, which went from 64 cases in 2016 to 121 in 2017. Drug dealing cases remained more or less stable, with five enquiries in 2017 compared to six in 2016.
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Monaco’s undefeated basketball team kept their record intact after winning 94-65 away to Enisey Krasnoyarsk in an important Group A game in the Champions League on Wednesday, January 10.
Despite the 15-hour travel time to Siberia, Monaco’s players found their form late in the game after trailing at half-time, putting on a fine show and rolling to another decisive victory.
First in their European pool, the Roca Boys are also leaders of the regular season of Pro A and will put their title in play at the next Leaders Cup from February 16 to 18 at the Disney Events Arena.
Monaco’s next game is at home to Limoges on Sunday, January 14, at 6:30 pm.
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Thursday 18 January, 6.30 pm, Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology
“The exceptional discoveries at Empress Rock (Plougastel-Daoulas, Finistère)
and their contribution to our understanding of the end of the Upper Palaeolithic period”. A lecture by Nicolas Naudinot, organised by the Monegasque Prehistory Association
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