Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Malta and Gozo’s six representatives in the European Parliament have come together to nominate Professor Charmaine Gauci, her team and all the healthcare professionals and volunteers that helped coordinate Malta’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020 European Citizens’ Prize.
The six MEPs – Miriam Dalli, Roberta Metsola, Alfred Sant, David Casa, Alex Agius Saliba and Josianne Cutajar – have nominated Professor Gauci and her team as representatives of the hundreds of frontline healthcare workers and volunteers in Malta and Gozo.
Each year, the European Parliament recognises people and organisations who have excelled in their contribution to society. In support of the work carried out by Maltese citizens, Malta’s MEPs make it a point to jointly nominate a deserving citizen, project or cause.
Professor Gauci is an associate professor at the University of Malta. She is a member of the advisory forum of the European Centre for Disease Control, as well as a member of the team set up by the European Commission President so that the EU can respond to the pandemic with a coordinated policy
In a statement issued by the Labour Party, it was stated how Professor Gauci and her team have demonstrated the very best of Maltese and European values in advocating a science-based approach to healthcare and contagion containment measures. Her commitment to push forward a European response to pandemics and collaboration in healthcare has influence beyond Malta’s shores, said the six MEPs.