On Tuesday 16 December, the King presented the Prince Carl Medal to Johan von Schreeb, in recognition of his outstanding international humanitarian efforts.
Johan von Schreeb is a surgeon and Associate Professor at the Centre for Disaster Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet. He co-founded the Swedish section of Doctors Without Borders in 1993, and last autumn he initiatied a course on behalf of the university for personnel who will be fighting Ebola out in the field.
The Prince Carl Medal was instituted by King Gustaf V on 1 December 1945, on the occasion of Prince Carl's retirement as Chairman of the Swedish Red Cross, a position he assumed in 1906.
Those who have been awarded the medal in recent years include Professor Sture Linnér, Princess Christina, Secretary General Markku Niskala and Rear Admiral Sten Swedlund.