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Saturday, 20.12.2014, 14:54
The annual award for achievement demanding public respect – the Cicero – has been awarded to two pillars of the education system – Ivars Kalvins (Director, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis) and Marcis Auzins (Rector, University of Latvia, LU), reports LETA.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Forum, Health, Latvia
Estonian waste management company Ragn-Sells announced that it has signed an agreement with the Latvian leading medical and health care waste handling company Lautus SIA; the purchase should create new competition especially in Estonian medical waste management market, LETA/Delfi reports.
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis met with Lithuanian Minister of Health Rimante Salaseviciute on Monday. The two discussed the transposition of the Tobacco Products Directive into national law and other issues, informs LETA/ELTA.
According to the European agency Eurofound, whose role is to provide knowledge in the area of social and work-related policies (Dublin, Ireland, 19 November 2014) the crisis seriously affected supply and demand in healthcare. It suggests a range of instruments, including the need of mitigating measures in tandem with policy reform.
Estonian Health and Labour Minister Urmas Kruuse said that the government is not sitting idly regarding reduction of excessive alcohol consumption in the country and for example during the new EU financing period, 10 million euros will be spent to combat alcoholism, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Most Lithuanians (68.5%) go to see a doctor only when they are seriously ill. 68% of people aged 15-19, 70% aged 30-39, and 61% aged 60-74 said they have a doctor's appointment only if seriously ill. The data comes from TNS Atlas survey carried out by market research company TNS LT, cites LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania and Moldova have agreed to enhance communication on the topic of health care and science, to exchange expert groups and information on health care reforms, informs LETA/ELTA.