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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 23.10.2014, 03:39

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Should Ebola appear, Latvia ready

Should Ebola appear, Latvia ready

20.10.2014

Avoiding individual cases of Ebola outside Africa is impossible, as the people of the world are highly mobile, however, World Health Organization (WHO) experts believe that it is unlikely that there could be an epidemic outside Africa, as the head of the WHO Country Office-Latvia, Aiga Rurane, said in a press conference today, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Health, Latvia, Markets and Companies, Medicine



Lithuanian EC nominee for health participated in hearing in EP

Lithuanian EC nominee for health participated in hearing in EP

01.10.2014

Lithuania's European Commission nominee for health, social democrat Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis participated in his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday and emphasised the necessity of new health incentive, informs LETA/ELTA.

Latvian Health Ministry aims to increase number of healthy life years by three

Latvian Health Ministry aims to increase number of healthy life years by three

01.10.2014

Yesterday, the government of Latvia approved the Public Health Guidelines for 2014-2020 with the aim to increase the number of healthy life years by three until 2020, reports LETA.


Chemicals in cosmetics for kids and women under EU’s control

Chemicals in cosmetics for kids and women under EU’s control

29.09.2014

European Commission further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products; new rules apply to products in shops after April and July 2015.

Latvian residents' health indicators improving

Latvian residents' health indicators improving

15.09.2014

Latvian residents' health indicators have improved in several areas, the Ministry of Health informed LETA.

10.09.2014

Number of suicides in Latvia tenth highest in the world

The number of suicides in Latvia is (in proportion to population) tenth highest in the world, however, suicide attempts can, and must be, prevented, as healthcare experts stressed at an event marking the start of the psychiatric health campaign "Don't Look Away!" (Nenoversies), informs LETA.

19.08.2014

Latvian Finance Ministry could allocate EUR 2 mln more to health care in 2014

The Health Ministry of Latvia today requested the government to allot an additional EUR 8.9 million for the health sector from the government's emergency funds, however, the ministry's request was turned down as the Finance Ministry's representatives said that the amount was too large, informs LETA.

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