Maltese President, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, was honoured with the International Virdimura award at the Catania University by the ‘Societa’ Italiana di Storia della Medicina’.
During the presentation ceremony, the President spoke on the respect, dignity, inclusion and peace.
Dr Virdimura was the first woman who graduated with a degree in the medicine sector. The President stated that the spirit of Dr Virdimura should be spread to encourage female youths to advance in their ambitions and aspirations.
She stressed on the need of making choices in favour of hope, dignity and respect.