On his first day the sovereign prince went on a nature walk with Qikiqtani Inuit Association President, Ms. Okalik Eegeesiak and Ms. Alacie Joamie, according to CBC reporter, Ms. Emily Ridlington. During his walk, Ms. Ridlington noted that the sovereign prince“…learned about the sensitive marine Arctic environment…”
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, Prince Albert II is also scheduled to meet withMayor of Iqaluit,Ms. Madeleine Redfern, as well as “… students from the Nunavut Arctic College…” Prince Albert II will also “… make an announcement with Oceans North Canada and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association on behalf of his foundation (the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco), which supports environmental conservation projects…” during his trip.
On Friday, the sovereign prince is scheduled to visit the Inuit community of Kuujjuaq located in Nunavik, Quebec.
More information is coming through the news wire so stay tuned. 🙂
This morning at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain held an audience with representatives from the Cofradía de Caballeros Cubicularios of San Ildefonso and San Atilano.
The old king also met with the Órgano de Gobierno de la Cofradía Europea de la Vela also held at the Palacio de la Zarzuela.
Today’s inaugural conference, held on the occasion of the establishment of the Dutch branch of the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Den Haag, focused on education and research in three interdisciplinary areas: Peace and Conflict Studies, Water and Peace, and Urban Peace and Security. Keynote speakers during today’s event included the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Ruud Lubbers, and the Minister of European Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Ben Knapen, to name a few.
According to MedicalFacts.nl, the new center (rough translation):
“… has a new approach to the treatment of mother and child. Both are kept together after birth. The newborn child and mother are nursed together if medically possible. Both as a premature baby in high intensive care, as when the mother is ill or recovering from childbirth
Scientific studies show that it is better for the development of the child and the recovery of the mother after birth if both are close together. At the new VMK-center, everything is geared to patient.
‘The premise is that mother and child unit and therefore should be treated as a unit,” says Pediatrician-Neonatologist and and medical head of the center, Dr. Thilo Mohns. ‘Is it medically, then keep mother and child together 24 hours a day. Previously, the patient adapt to the rules of the hospital. Now it is determined by the patient. We have everything reversed. We see what is possible and let as many patients decide. For example, what time they want to get up, what they want to eat or when allowed to come visit. It is up to the patient.’ “
After the opening Princess Maxima met with various patients at the new center as well as mingled with hospital staff.