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Work experience

2018 - Present

Professor, Reproductive Health

Riga Stradins University

As a Professor in Reproductive Health - academic and scientific work in the area of sexual and reproductive health in different departments of the Riga Stradins University (obstetrics and gynaecology, public health and epidemiology, nutrition, pharmacology, etc.).

2017 - Present

Director and chief executive

Riga Stradins University

Strategic planning of the research work of the Institute of Public Health of Riga Stradins University

2017 - 2018

College / university teaching professional

Riga Stradins University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Advanced teaching for PdD students, Master students in public health and undergraduate students of medicine.

Management of the scientific work of the Institute of Public Health

Programme development, monitoring and evaluation

2003 - 2017

Regional Adviser

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

· Monitoring of sexual and reproductive health including maternal and newborn health (SRMNH) in the WHO European Region (53 Member States) and informing policy makers including Ministers of Health, scientists and health care providers in Europe and globally.

· Offering technical assistance to Member States in improving SRMNH, from evaluation of the situation to policy development, training of trainers in implementation of WHO guidelines and approaches.

· Development and updating of SRMNH webpage.

· Coordination of the work of the WHO Collaborating Centers and scientific research projects, scientific capacity building in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

· Publication of the European Magazine on Sexual and Reproductive Health “Entre Nous” 3 times per year in English and in Russian www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Life-stages/sexual-and-reproductive-health/publications/entre-nous/entre-nous

· Development and maintaining partnership with UN and other international organizations working in the area of SRMNH and rights

Since 2012 coordinating the work of three programmes in the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course (Child and Adolescent Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Healthy Aging, Disabilities and Long-term Care) in the WHO Regional Office for Europe

Area of expertise – public health, reproductive health, obstetrics and gynaecology

1999 - 2003

Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Latvian Medical Academy, Riga Stradins University

Academic, clinical and scientific work according to the strategic vision and requirements of the Latvian Medical Academy (LMA)/Riga Stradins University (RSU) (LMA was renamed to Riga Stradins University) and terms of reference of the Head of Department

Education and training

2018 - 2018

Certificate in FORTH methodology

FORTH group, European Innovation for Health

FORTH innovation methodology has been created by Gijs Van Wulfen. In 5 days course we were trained the methods to be used in different setting including university and health care.

FORTH presents a structured method to start innovation, combining design thinking and business excellence. FORTH is an acronym found in the first letter of each of the 5 steps: Full Steam Ahead, Observe & Learn, Raise Ideas, Test Ideas and Homecoming.

2010 - 2013

UN training course "Advanced communication skills"

2011 - 2011

Consensus Building Institute, WHO

Learning course "Introduction to Negotiation Skills". Improved negotiation skills.

1993 - 1999

Dr. habil. med.

Latvian Medical Academy

PhD work "Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases" (in Latvian with summary in English)

1985 - 1992

Doctoral degree

Latvian Medical Academy

Dissertation "Tuboovarian abscesses (clinical and diagnostical criteria in acute and remission stages)" - Scientific Committee resolution of the Minsk Medical Institute (Belarus) from 21 January 1992

1973 - 1979

Medical Doctor

Riga Medical Institute

1962 - 1973

College degree

Riga Secondary School N 50 (Center Humanitarian Gymnasium)

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2007 - WHO training course “Health systems and possible ways of improvement”

2006 - UN training “Global Leadership Programme”

2001 - International School of Management course “Facilitating discussion groups”

1998 - Training course “Women's Health”, Florida, US

1997 - Scientific training course “Gynecological infections”- Uppsala University, Sweden

1996 - 2nd International post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Davos, Switzerland

1995 - USAID supported 5 weeks training course "Management of the OB/GYN Department", Wayne State University, Detroit, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, USA

1993 - Training of skills in obstetrics and gynecology, Hildesheim and Gottingen university clinics, Germany

1988 -1989 Postdiploma training in obstetrics and gynaecology, Moscow Medical Institute N.1

Field of research

Gynecology - pelvic inflammatory diseases

Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Quality of maternal and newborn health care

Objects of intellectual property

Supervised study programme

Head of the study programme

Head of study course

Lectured study course

Basic principles of nutrition regulation in women in various periods of life

Global Problems in Public Health

Master’s Thesis

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Topical Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Women_s health

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

COST Action “European Sexual Medicine Network” CA18124

The aim of the project is to improve the tuition process and promote research cooperation within the field of Sexual and Reproductive health.

Memberships

▪ Since 2018 – Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Public Health Panorama” (WHO Regional Office for Europe

▪ Since 2018 – Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters”

▪ Since 2017 Member of the Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER)

▪ Since 2009 Member of the expert group on sexuality education at the WHO Collaborating Center in BZgA, Cologne, Germany

▪ Since 1999 Member of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health

▪ Since 1994 Member of the Latvia's Family Planning and Sexual Health Association "Papardes zieds"

▪ Since 1991 Member of the Latvian Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians - Since 2019 - Member of the Governing Council of the International Planned Parenthood Federation

Awards and recognitions

European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health Medal - 2018

Honorary Sign of the Health Care Provider of the Kyrgyz Republic (N.455) and the Ministry of Health's Letter, 2017

Recognition letter of Riga Stradins University, 2015

Recognition letter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, 2007

Honorary Member of the Lithuanian Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009

Publications

Research articles​​

Comparison of antenatal care factors and pregnancy outcome in rural and urban context / I.Zile, D.Rezeberga, G.Lazdane, I.Gavare // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - EDP Sciences, 2019. - Vol.68 (2019), article. No.02007, [7 p.]. - 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Oct.10-12, 2018). - DOI: 10.1051/shsconf/20196802007

Helsisms - kad veselīgums ir jāārstē : [stāsta Kopenhāgenas Universitātes docents, RSU Sabiedrības veselības un epidemioloģijas katedras docente, Sabiedrības veselības institūta direktore, ģimenes ārste] / M.E.J.Nīlsens, A.Ķīvīte-Urtāne, G.Lazdāne, A.Opuļa ; materiāla sagat. E.Ritums // Medicus Bonus. - Nr.41 (2019, marts/apr.), 10.-[13.]lpp.

Lazdāne, Gunta. Respektēju katru apzinātu sievietes izvēli : [par seksuālo un sieviešu reproduktīvo veselību, karjeru starptautiskā līmenī : saruna ar ginekoloģijas un dzemdību speciālisti] / G.Lazdāne ; pierakstīja I.Olšteina // Medicus Bonus. - Nr.39 (2018, dec.), 4.-7.lpp.

Opportunities for linking research to policy : lessons learned from implementation research in sexual and reproductive health within the ANSER network [Elektroniskais resurss] / E.Ogbe, D.V.Braeckel, G.Lazdane ....[et al.] // Health Research Policy and Systems [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.16 (2018, Dec.), article No.123, [9 p.]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6297973/

Provision of medical abortion by midlevel healthcare providers in Kyrgyzstan : testing an intervention to expand safe abortion services to underserved rural and periurban areas / B.R.Johnson, E.Maksutova, G.Lazdane ...[et al.] // Contraception. - Vol.97, No.2 (2018, Febr.), p.160-166. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

What is the quality of the maternal near-miss case reviews in WHO European Region? Cross-sectional study in Armenia, Georgia, Latvia, Republic of Moldova and Uzbekistan [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Bacci, M.Jansone, G.Lazdane ...[et al.] // BMJ Open [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.8, No.4 (2018, Apr.), article No.e017696, [p.1-9]. - Resurss aprakstīts 2018.g. 27.okt. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/4/e017696.long

Abstracts​​

DENND1A gene variations in adolescent PCOS patients – clinical and genetical associations / L.Līdaka, G.Lazdāne, I.Dzīvīte-Krišāne, A.Grasmane, L.Gailīte // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.136.

Implementation of ICD-10 (ICD-PM) perinatal mortality audit tool: analysis of maternal condition at time of perinatal death / I.Blodniece, D.Rezeberga, G.Lazdāne, S.Markova ...[et al.] // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.162.

Role of Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths analysis in decrease of Maternal mortality in Latvia / D.Rezeberga, M.Jansone, V.Bathena-Krastina, G.Lazdāne ...[et al.] // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.161.

Time trends in cervical cancer survival in Latvia / U.Kojalo, I.Jermakova, J.Žodžika, S.Pildava, Ģ.Briģis, G.Lazdāne // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.679.

Time trends in cervical cancer survival in Latvia / U.Kojalo, J.Žodžika, Ģ.Briģis, G.Lazdāne ...[et al.] // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.679.

Where is “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” in curriculum of medical faculty students? / G.Lazdāne, H.Karro, R.Nadišauskiene, D.Rezeberga // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.183.

Androgēnu receptora CAG atkārtojumu analīze pacientēm ar policistisko olnīcu sindromu pusaudžu vecumā / D.Rots, G.Lazdāne, I.Dzīvīte-Krišāne, L.Gailīte ...[u.c.] // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 57.lpp.

Are there urban-rural reproductive health disparities in Latvia? / G.Lazdane, D.Rezeberga, I.Pudule ...[et al.] // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.76.

Cervical cancer incidence and mortality trends in Latvia in 1993-2016 [Elektroniskais resurss] / U.Kojalo, I.Jermakova, J.Zodzika, G.Brigis, G.Lazdane // EUROGIN 2018 (Lisbon, Portugal, Dec.2-5, 2018) [Elektroniskais resurss] : Abstracts. - Part II-Posters. Poster No.00404, p.127-128. - Resurss aprakstīts 2019.g. 13.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.eurogin.com/2018/419-abstracts-2018.html

Comparison of antenatal care factors and pregnancy outcome in rural and urban context / I.Zile, D.Rezeberga, G.Lazdane, I.Gavare // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.161.

Lazdāne, Gunta. Cultural diversity of sexuality education in Europe / G.Lazdane // The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care. - Vol.23, Suppl.1 (2018, May), p.3-4. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Lazdāne, Gunta. Overview of the process and outcome on development of the European Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Plan / G.Lazdane // The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care. - Vol.23, Suppl.1 (2018, May), p.13-14. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia causing alleles among adolescent girls with PCOS – genetical study / L.Lidaka, G.Lazdane, L.Gailīte, I.Dzivite-Krisane // Hormone Research in Paediatrics. - Vol.90, Suppl.1 (2018, Sept.), p.160. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

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