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In 2014, 29.4% employed persons in Latvia were absent from work due to health problems

In 2014, 29.4% employed persons in Latvia were absent from work due to health problems

18.04.2016

Results of the European Health Interview Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2014 out of the total employed Latvia population 29.4% were absent from work due to health problems. For comparison – in 2008, when previous health survey was conducted, there were 27.9% such persons.

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Budget deficit could be increased to 1% in 2017 to help finance healthcare reforms in Latvia

Budget deficit could be increased to 1% in 2017 to help finance healthcare reforms in Latvia

13.04.2016

The 2017 budget deficit could be raised to 1% to help finance reforms in the healthcare sector, Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) told LETA after the government meeting on April 12th.

President Vejonis to resume presidential duties on March 30

President Vejonis to resume presidential duties on March 30

23.03.2016

President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis has released a statement today saying that he will resume his presidential duties on March 30, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.


WHO: sweets consumption among Latvian school children diminishes

WHO: sweets consumption among Latvian school children diminishes

18.03.2016

The percentage of Latvian school children eating sweets and drinking sugared soft drinks at least once every day has diminished in recent years, informs LETA, according to the latest study by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Non-prescribed medicines are used by 54% Latvian population

Non-prescribed medicines are used by 54% Latvian population

16.03.2016

Data of the European Health Interview Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2014 medicines or herbal medicines, or vitamins not prescribed by a doctor were used by 54% of Latvia population aged over 14. Since 2008, consumption of non-prescribed medicines has increased by 13 percentage points. Prescribed medicines (except contraceptive pills or hormones) were used by 41.4% of Latvia population.

10.03.2016

Lithuanian president appoints Pozela as healthmin

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on March 10th appointed Juras Pozela of the Social Democratic Party as the country's new health minister, informs LETA/BNS.

10.02.2016

Lithuanian president signs decree to sack healthmin

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite has signed a decree on dismissal of Rimante Salaseviciute of the ruling Social Democratic Party from the post of health minister, reports LETA/BNS.

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