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Health Projects for Latvia

"Health Projects for Latvia" is an independent non-governmental organization - member of the international organization Health Action International, the only NGO in Latvia working exclusively on medicines policy from the public health perspective.

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  • Discussion on the problem of access to drugs

    14.07.2016

    Medical and pharmaceutical students and patient organizations talked about the problem of access to drugs and as an active civil society can solve it on 7th July, 2016. In order to promote the understanding about drug accessibility problems to future health care professionals and the fact that the pharmaceutical firms may be challenged by certain vital drug prices, to medical and pharmaceutical students NGOs and patients' NGOs target groups were organized moderated discussion. The documentary "Fire in the Blood" fragments were viewed in Cafe Film Noir (Splendid Palace Riga).
  • Research study: Good Governance in Latvian regulation of medicines reimbursement system

    04.03.2016

    Health Projects for Latvia have carried out a research study analysing the Latvian regulation of medicines reimbursement system from the point of view of good governance. Full study report
  • Health Projects for Latvia joins European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines

    21.02.2016

    We have joined the Alliance of many cilvil society organisations representing consumer, patient, public health and healthcare professionals’ voices from all around Europe and call for the creation of an R&D system that is driven by public health needs and delivers medicines that are universally accessible and affordable.
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Studies

  • Research study: Good Governance in Latvian regulation of medicines reimbursement system

    04.03.2016

    Health Projects for Latvia have carried out a research study analysing the Latvian regulation of medicines reimbursement system from the point of view of good governance. Full study report
  • The Study: The Use of Generic Drugs in Latvia: public and professionals' awareness, opinions and experience

    01.08.2015

    Latvian residents still overpay several million euros on drugs each year, although these drugs have cheaper alternative available with equivalent therapeutic effect - generic drugs. To investigate what attitudes and experience-based factors hinder increasing share of generic drugs, NGO "Health Projects for Latvia" has carried out a major study, which includes the population opinion poll, interviews with doctors and pharmacists, as well as media content analysis.
  • Survey of responsible medication disposal

    12.05.2014

    To find out what Latvian residents do with unused medications and whether they sees environmental hazards and other risks associated with the improper disposal of unused medication, Health Projects for Latvia in collaboration with TNS has conducted the survey.