A committed and assertive Crown Princess Mette-Marit discussed the world’s health challenges with doctor Tore Godal at NTNU in Trondheim on Thursday.
When the Crown Princess met Godal under Norad Conference three years ago, she was not lesser than what she called him as one of her great role models.
Thursday put each one in a red chair in a packed auditorium in the science building at Gløshaugen discussing global health and adolescents’ commitment to a better world.
Since they met last MDGs was replaced with 17 new sustainability goals, and the crown princess and Godal talked a lot about the targets significance for Norway and the world, and especially how young people should be included in the efforts to reach them.
Crown Princess encouraged students to get out into the world, engage and acquire knowledge about an area that interests them.
How can each find out how they can contribute?
The 77 years old Godal has through his work with vaccines and malaria helped to save millions of lives. He played an important role in the creation of the Global Vaccination Alliance (GAVI) that has contributed to vaccinate over 500 million children in poor countries.
In the late 90s Godal got 750 million NOK from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to start up a vaccination alliance.
Former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has stated that Godal will probably be remembered by history as the Norwegian who saved most lives after Fridtjof Nansen.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today