Latvia

The WHO Country Office Latvia was established in 1991 in Riga to serve as a direct link between the Government of Latvia and WHO. The Country Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Latvia and the Country team consists of 2 staff members. After independence in 1991, Latvia initially moved to create a social health insurance type system. However, problems with decentralized planning and fragmented and inefficient financing led to this being gradually reversed, and ultimately the establishment in 2011 of a National Health Service type system. The main causes of death in Latvia are diseases of the circulatory system, malignant tumors and external causes.

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Member States to reflect on 10 years of progress in public health and set health priorities for Europe at RC69

On 16–19 September 2019, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society, will gather for the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC69).

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Latvia
Pils iela 21
Riga LV-1050
Tel.: +371 6 7503619, +371 6 5827809
Fax: +371 6 7503603

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Brīvības street 71
Riga LV-1011
Tel.: +371 6 7876000
Fax: +371 6 7876002
http://www.vm.gov.lv

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)


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