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.
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Every year the Monaco Town Council joins forces with La Turbie in a programme to plant one tree for each child born in Monaco over the previous year. This year’s informal planting ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 25, with many of the new arrivals and their families present.
Now in its tenth year, the project brings a personal touch to a programme of reforestation carried out in conjunction with France’s National Forest Office.
One birth – One tree is part of the global campaign “Plant for the Planet”, recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme, sponsored by HSH Prince Albert and with the aim of planting a billion trees worldwide.
The planting will take place at 9:30 am on Route de La Turbie, next to the radio-controlled cars circuit.
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Riccardo Giraudi may have just opened Cantinetta Antinori, at 11 avenue Princesse Grace, but the history of the Italian restaurant dates back to 1957, in Florence, with the original establishment in the Palazzo Antinori, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture of the mid-fifteenth century.
Cantinetta Antinori is a concept by the Florentine family dedicated to wine production for 600 years and over 26 generations. Today, Cantinetta Antinori is a renowned address for Tuscan gastronomy in European cities like Zurich, Vienna and Moscow, where the philosophy of the Antinori family – respect for traditions, territory and the countryside – is translated into quality, simplicity and flavours of pure Tuscan cuisine.
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In Monaco, Cantinetta Antinori, open from 7 am to 10:30 pm, will serve breakfast (poached organic eggs with smoked salmon and avocado or a cinnamon muesli burger), lunch – three set menus from €24 to €29, with a glass of Marchesi Antinori wine – and for dinner pappardelle with Tuscan beef stew or beef fillet tagliata and potatoes with rosemary.
While there were many grumbles along the Avenue with the closing of Bouchon, equally a hotspot for gossipers and a notable French bistro, Riccardo Giraudi does not disappoint. His first eatery in Monaco BeefBar – the first restaurant in Europe to import American organic beef – opened in 2005 and then in 2009, he founded Monaco Restaurant Group, which owns almost 10 restaurants in the Principality and many abroad.
Article first published January 10, 2017.