Today The Princess Royal attended the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Care at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, West Midlands. Before presenting awards to the 2015 Honorary Fellows Her Royal Highness sat with a full house to hear a truly insightful and inspiring Georg F Still Memorial Lecture by Professor of Global Health Peter Piot.
The lecture focussed on the increase in child mortality we are achieving as we make progress in the diagnosis, vacines and treatments of children. However he pointed to research that shows that there are still parts of the low income world that child mortality is at desperate levels. He suggested that it is only when the stars of science, services and politics align that change will take place. He also showed a slide with a quote to be remembered by us all.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Her Royal Highness presents The James Spence Medal and Honorary Fellowships
Following presentations we were happy and proud to meet the young women from across the country who are advising the Royal College on how to address child health from a young person’s perspective. We were joined by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and his good wife.
Our day was a part of the Lord Lieutenant’s Royal Visit Programme. For more information on the West Midlands Lieutenancy check the website