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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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  • Health Projects for Latvia convene a conference on access to medicines in the Baltics


    On 13 October, 2017 Health Projects for Latvia convened an international conference “Access to Medicines in the Baltics. Changing the Narrative” with an aim to initiate discussion among decision makers of the Baltic countries, health policy experts, patients, health care professionals, academia and civil society of the  inequalities in medicines access in the Baltic region and possibilities to reduce them.
  • Health Projects for Latvia organize a discussion on access to the new and expensive medicines in Latvia


    On 9 June, 2017 Health Projects for Latvia organized a round table discussion “Access to the new and expensive medicines in Latvia – problems and possible solutions.” During the discussion case studies on Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and oncology situation and access to medicines in Latvia were presented and possbile solutions to improve the financial access to the needed medicines were discussed. 
  • Discussion on the problem of access to medicines


    On 7th of July, 2016 medical and pharmaceutical students and patient organizations watched the documentary "Fire in the Blood" and discussed the problem of access to medicines and how an active civil society can help solving it.  
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  • Research study: Good Governance in Latvian regulation of medicines reimbursement system


    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


    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


    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.