Marta Cohen received, from the hands of Prince Charles, the Order of the British Empire
The renowned pathologist Argentine pediatrician Marta Cohen, who currently lives in the United Kingdom and works at the Sheffield Hospital, in the north of England, today formally received from the Prince Charles of England the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), one of the most prestigious awards in the country.
The distinction was awarded in 2020 by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of her work on sudden infant death and due to the pandemic, the investiture ceremony was postponed.
This distinction, which was founded on June 4, 1917 by King George V, it is currently awarded by Queen Elizabeth II to all those whose activity has a significant impact on the United Kingdom.
The investments that there are usually at least 160 a year, they take place at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. There recipients receive an award of their badge in person from the queen or a member of the royal family.
According to the doctor from Trenque Lauquen, the ceremony was held this morning at Windsor Castle, very securely, with all the protocol for the prevention of coronavirus.
“It was a very nice ceremony where Prince Charles presented me with the award and congratulated me on my work,” Cohen said in an interview with the agency. Telam.
“I was able to chat a bit with the prince of the sudden death research project. I explained that I want to take him to Latin America, that I was working with some organizations and that I also have the support of the Sheffield Hospital”, he detailed.
The doctor maintains that although “the incidence of sudden death has decreased significantly in the last three decades, ccontinues to be the leading cause of death in early childhood”, specifically in the first year of life.
In dialogue with THE NATION, when asked about his feelings after receiving the OBE, said: “I felt a lot of happiness. From a city in western Buenos Aires, a public school, a public university, this recognition is strong. It shows that it can be achieved if there are goals and devotion!”
According to Cohen, when the study was done and then the prevention campaign in the United Kingdom, the incidence dropped by half and his idea is to work with Argentina and other Latin American countries.
On this subject, he indicated that he began talks with the Nation’s Minister of Health, Carla Vizzoti, with the support of the Argentine ambassador to the United Kingdom, Javier Figueroa.
With information from the Télam agency.