State Secretary van Ooijen of Health, Welfare and Sport will visit Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Aruba from 20 to 25 June 2022
State Secretary Maarten van Ooijen of Health, Welfare and Sport will visit Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Aruba from 20 to 25 June 2022
News item | 15-06-2022 | 11:57
State Secretary Maarten van Ooijen of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) will pay a working visit to Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Aruba from 20 to 25 June 2022. The care, youth care and tackling domestic violence in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom are, in addition to the annual four-country consultation, the most important themes of the planned visits and conversations.
The visit will start on Monday 20 June with a meeting with plv. Government Commissioner and Island Secretary of St. Eustatius. The next day, the State Secretary visits the St. Eustatius Healthcare Foundation and the Auxilliary Home and conducts a round table discussion with various parties about care for residents of St. Eustatius. Meetings are then planned with the Island Council and the Social Support Unit of the Public Entity. He will also visit the shelter for victims of domestic violence and an organization for after-school activities for young people.
On Wednesday 22 June, State Secretary van Ooijen will start the day with a meeting with the Executive Council of Bonaire. After this he will visit the new organization Sentro Akseso where the reinforcement of prevention and accessible help and support will be discussed. Residential youth care is the subject of a visit to the Project Foundation and the care for children in childcare during a visit to an after-school care location. During the visit to Fundashon Mariadal and Kas di Kuido, the State Secretary becomes acquainted with the way in which hospital and elderly care is organized on Bonaire. This day will be concluded with the festive opening of a youth baseball field at Ama.
On Thursday 23 June, the State Secretary will pay a home visit with the Zorg en Welzijn Groep and he will visit FKPD in Rincon and Playa to give the go-ahead for the renovation of the building for daytime activities for people with disabilities.
In Aruba, the Secretary of State will be given a tour of the Horacio Oduber Hospital that same afternoon and will visit Governor HE Mr. A. Boekhoudt. In the evening, the State Secretary will dine with the ministers responsible for Public Health of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The next day, the four-country administrative meeting will take place, where the ministers involved will sign a conclusion document with agreements made in the field of Public Health. On the last day of the visit, the State Secretary will visit the Sostenemi office and talk to the Aruba Kindertelefoon about the collaboration for the establishment of a BES Kindertelefoon.