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Latvian Saeima passes Healthcare Financing Law in the final reading

Latvian Saeima passes Healthcare Financing Law in the final reading

15.12.2017

Saeima in Latvia passed the Healthcare Financing Law in the final reading yesterday, paving the way for the launch of a state mandatory health insurance system, reports LETA.

Keyword tags: Budget, Financial Services, Health, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Medicine



Statistics shows significant drop in health damage from alcohol in Estonia

Statistics shows significant drop in health damage from alcohol in Estonia

12.12.2017

A significant reduction in the health damage caused by alcohol has taken place in Estonia in 2017 compared with 2016, as mortality numbers, the number of crimes committed by people under the influence of alcohol and of road accidents involving a drunk driver have all decreased, provisional figures by the National Institute for Health Development and the police suggest, cites LETA/BNS.

EU health ministers agree on accelerating development of e-health services

EU health ministers agree on accelerating development of e-health services

11.12.2017

The health ministers of the European Union at a meeting in Brussels on December 8th approved the Council's conclusions, which call for both the European Commission as well as the member states to promote the free movement of health data in the EU in order to accelerate digital innovation in healthcare, informs LETA/BNS.


Latvia has shortest life expectancy among OECD member states

Latvia has shortest life expectancy among OECD member states

13.11.2017

Latvia has the shortest life expectancy among the 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), writes LETA/AFP, according to the new edition of Health at a Glance published by the organization on November 10th.

Estonia's alcohol consumption drops below 10 liters per adult in 2016

Estonia's alcohol consumption drops below 10 liters per adult in 2016

01.11.2017

Annual consumption of alcohol in Estonia declined to 9.9 liters of absolute alcohol per adult resident in 2016, it appears from an annual review presented at a conference of the National Institute for Health Development on November 1st, cites LETA.


31.10.2017

Estonian minister wants joint EU alcohol policy

Estonian Minister of Health and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski said that the European Union should have a joint alcohol policy that could help prevent damage caused by excessive consumption and the different alcohol policies of member states, writes LETA/BNS.

12.10.2017

Estonia wanting to create 'coalition of the willing' to promote e-health in EU

Estonia wishes to bring together European Union countries that would be willing to launch a project concerning the cross-border movement of healthcare data and, if successful, to also encourage others to join, deputy secretary general of the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs for e-services development and innovation Ain Aaviksoo said, cites LETA/BNS.

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