Malagò and the Minister Lorenzin awarded with 2014 "Auguste and Marie Krogh" medals


Medaglia KrogThe President of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, and the Minister for Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, received this afternoon "August and Marie Krogh" Medals, during a ceremony at the residence of the Ambassador of Denmark in Italy, Birger Riis-Jørgensen. The prestigious prize, awarded annually by a panel set up by the Italian Barometer Diabetes Observatory (IBDO) Foundation, is awarded to personalities in Italian scientific, economic and social fields, who "have helped with projects and social and cultural activities or those of innovation and research, in the development of health in general and diabetes in particular".


The 2014 award was given to the President Malagò and the Minister Lorenzin "for the personal and institutional commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles, fundamental in the prevention of chronic diseases, and in particular to the Minister Lorenzin, for the action of raising awareness of European colleagues during the Italian Presidency of the European Council", explained the president of the jury, Mr Renato Lauro, President of the Italian Barometer Diabetes Observatory Foundation.