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Tuesday, 10.12.2013, 16:57
Ukraine's Minister of Health Raisa Bogatyrova hoped that, while striving for the Association Agreement to be signed, Lithuania was to be an important partner in the sphere of health care, informs LETA/ELTA.
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Estonian social minister Taavi Rõivas said, commenting upon the new tobacco directive of the European Parliament that e-cigarettes wont disppear from over-the-counter market in Estonia, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The Estonian Health Foundation made a proposal to the social minister to equal e-cigarettes with tobacco products, ban advertising the product, selling it to minors and smoking in public places and tax the nicotine liquid with excise tax, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
During his working visit in Lithuania, Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland took close interest in the implementation of Swiss-Lithuanian Cooperation Programme aiming to improve conditions for women in childbirth and for their newborn babies, to facilitate the modernisation of antiquated hospital infrastructures in Lithuanian hospitals, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Monday, the Informal European Union Council of Health Ministers – the first informal Council of Ministers during the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union – began in Vilnius, Lithuania. The meeting started with delegates discussing the future of EU health systems, turning their attention towards sustainable healthcare systems, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to eu2013.lt.
The Public Health Development Plan’s results report demonstrates that while during the years 2009-2012, the life expectancy improved, thus complying with the set objectives, healthy life expectancy was lower than aimed for, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
Latvian Medical Association will prepare several legislative initiatives in order to curb the use of pesticides and other substances that affect the development of human hormone system, including trans fats, the association's president Peteris Apinis told LETA.