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The objective of the RSU Institute of Public Health is to carry out research, undertake academic training and promote the acquisition and improvement of scientific qualifications in the area of public health and healthcare organisation.

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Director of the Institute of Public Health Prof. Gunta Lazdāne, receiving the RSU Annual Award on 04.09.2018. at the Academic Assembly held in the RSU Auditorium

Objectives of the Institute

  • Scientific expertise in the areas of public health, health management, health economics and health technology assessment
  • Research, development and approbation of innovative research methods, cooperation with research institutes in other countries
  • Drafting of scientific evidence-based guidelines and standards
  • Participation in national and international scientific grants, programmes and research projects

Advisory Council *

  • Santa Līviņa, Head of Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health
  • Ingus Alliks, Secretary of State, Ministry of Welfare
  • Inga Milaševiča, Director of The National Health Service
  • Gunta Rožkalne, Head of Unit, Data Analysis and Research of Non-infectious Diseases, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  • Indra Dreika, Head of Health Inspectorate
  • Dace Krievkalne, Senior Officer, Social Statistical Data Collection and Analysis Department, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
  • Dr. Kamran Garakhanov, Head of Country Office, Latvia, World Health Organization
  • Svens Henkuzens, Director of State Agency of Medicines
  • Māris Baltiņš, Director of Terminology Commission of Latvian Academy of Sciences and Director of Latvian State Language Centre
  • Uldis Berķis, Ministry of Education and Science, Field Expert of Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation **

* Approved at the RSU Institute of Public Health Scientific Council meeting, 6 March 2018 (Minutes No. 23-a-11/1)
** Approved at the RSU Institute of Public Health Scientific Council meeting, 20 November 2018 (Minutes No. 23-a-11/3)

Research projects 

ProgrammeProjectPurposeTerm of implementationProject manager
EK COST Action “European Sexual Medicine Network”(ESMN) CA18124  Vietne https://www.cost.eu/
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To improve the tuition process and promote research cooperation within the field of Sexual and Reproductive health.05.04.2019 - 04.04.2023Prof. Gunta Lazdāne

ERA –HDHL 3rd Joint Funding Action (JFA) ”Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security”

Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)
 

ERA-HDHL
Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security In collaboration with
JPI-OCEANS and FACCE-JPI

Thematic area “Nutrition” 
 

The aim is to foster transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration, meta research and networking in order to accelerate, further characterize and to manage the impact of climate change on nutritional make-up of food, and to propose adaptive strategies/measures to ensure food and nutrition security2020 -2022Prof. Laila Meija
Latvia Council of ScienceExcess Weight, Dietary Habits and Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty acids status in PregnacyTo investigate the current situation regarding nutrition in pregnant women in Latvia, to find out excess weight prevalence, related dietary habits, physical activity and omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D status in pregnant women in Latvia. The results of project will provide new knowledge about maternal nutritional status in Latvia and help to identify main nutritional risk factors for both – mother and child. This will help create targeted interventional strategy for improvement of mother and child health on all levels – individual, organizational and political level.2020 -2022Prof. Laila Meija
Financial and technical support of the WHO Regional office for Europe Eating and Lifestile Habits in Pregnant Women in LatviaAnalysis of the eating habbits during pregnancy in Latvian population.2017 - 2019Prof. Laila Meija
EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 Baltic Research ProgrammeTowards elimination of cervical cancer: intelligent and personalised solutions for cancer screeningThe aim of the project is to develop, validate and determine the cost effectiveness of specialized and personalized artificial intelligence technology (application) for the usage of cervical cancer screening. The above mentioned being done by the usage of highly developed computing technology, clinical data analysis, biological and population data.October 2019 - September 2023Doc. Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne
EMA/2017/09/PE/03 (Lot 2)Impact of EU label changes and revised pregnancy prevention programme for oral retinoid containing medicinal products: risk awareness and adherence. (1) To assess the extent of the influence of recommendations from regulatory authorities on patients’, prescribers’ and pharmacists’ awareness about the risks associated with oral retinoid use in women of childbearing age.

(2) To evaluate physicians’, pharmacists’ and patients’ knowledge and adherence to the pregnancy prevention programme and risk minimisation measures for women of childbearing age intending to use medicinal products containing oral retinoids.
March 2019 - August 2020prof. Gunta Lazdāne,
doc. Elita Poplavska
EMA/2017/09/PE/01 (Lot2)Impact of EU label changes and pregnancy prevention programme for medicinal products containing valproate and related substances: risk awareness and adherence.To assess the extent of the influence of recommendations from regulatory authorities on patients’, prescribers’ and pharmacists’ awareness about the risks associated with valproate use in women of childbearing age. To evaluate physicians’, pharmacists’ and patients’ knowledge and adherence to the pregnancy prevention programme and risk minimisation measures for women of childbearing age intending to use medicinal products containing valproate or related substances.March 2019 - August 2020prof. Gunta Lazdāne, doc. Elita Poplavska

International Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study; www.hbsc.org

 - In collaboration with Ministry of Health in Latvia and World Health Organization (WHO)

Health Behavior in School-aged Children Survey 2017/2018 in LatviaTo understand adolescents’  health and health behaviours in their social context 2017 - 2021Dr. Iveta Pudule
Coordinator- Center for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia (CDPC)
Asoc.prof. Inese Gobiņa (IPH) & Asoc.prof. Anita Villeruša (IPH)  – research team members of the HBSC Latvia

HORIZON 2020

Transfer of Organisational innovations for Resilient, Effective, equitable, Accessible, sustainable and Comprehnsive Health Services and Systems (TO-REACH)

To develop a common European research programme for health systems

2016–2020

Daiga Behmane

HORIZON 2020, 7th Framework Programme

SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe)

Official website

To study health, ageing and retirement in Europe

From 2002 *

Andrejs Ivanovs

INTERREG Baltic Sea Region

Baltic City Prevention: Development of a socio-economic innovation – a model for prevention of lifestyle-related diseases of adolescents

To implement an innovative lifestyle-related disease prevention model for youth in municipalities

2017–2020

Assoc. prof. Inese Gobiņa,
Aigars Miezītis

EK COST Action programme

CA15222 / European Network for cost containment and improved quality of health care

To conduct scientific research and develop technologies aimed at the reduction of healthcare costs without impairing healthcare quality

2016–2020

Daiga Behmane

EK COST Action

CA17117 – Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research

The main aim and objective of the Action is to encourage researchers and other stakeholders to use an Evidence-Based Research approach while carrying out and supporting clinical research, and thus avoiding redundant research

2018–2022

Asst. prof. Elita Poplavska

INTERREG Baltic Sea Region

Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region – boosting cross-sectoral cooperation for health and wellbeing in the cities (Healthy Boost)

To develop an effective cross-sectoral cooperation model for health and well-being politics for implementation in local governments

2018–2021

Assoc. prof. Anita Villeruša

* Latvia joined the SHARE project in 2015 with RSU as the national coordinator.

Completed projects

ProgrammeProjectPurposeTerm of implementationProject manager

ERA-NET HIVERA

European Research on Mathematical Modelling and Experimentation of HIV Testing In Hidden Communities (HERMETIC)

To apply mathematical modelling for a reduction in the number of HIV infections

2015–2018

Asst. prof. Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne

Collaboration with the World Health Organization/Reproductive Health and Research DepartmentInstitutions conducting research in sexual and reproductive health in the countries of Central Asian pertaining to the WHO European RegionTo conduct a mapping exercise of institutions conducting research in sexual and reproductive health in the Central Asian countries pertaining to the WHO European RegionApril–October 2019Prof. Gunta Lazdāne,
Assist. Prof. Elita Poplavska
 

Projects and services for the health sector

Type of project / serviceAim
Clinical audit of the health care institutionTo evaluate the clinical areas of the health care institution from the point of view of resources, process and results
Implementation and external evaluation of the quality and patient safety system of the health care institutionTo prepare proposals for implementation of the quality and patient safety system and carry out its external (first and repeated) assessment
Organization of patient satisfaction surveysTo develop the questionnaire instrument and conduct patient satisfaction survey
Health technology assessmentTo conduct clinical and economic evaluation of health technologies
Disease cost analysisTo evaluate direct and indirect costs of particular diseases
Please send project proposals to sviatsvi[pnkts]lv.
Consultations, additional information: Daiga Behmane, Deputy Director, Daiga[pnkts]Behmaneatrsu[pnkts]lv.
News archives

Health policy updates (Latvia)
  • The Health Systems and Policy Monitor of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. http://www.hspm.org/countries/latvia08052014/countrypage.aspx
    • Behmane D. Health Care Financing Law introduces compulsory health insurance in 2019.  Published 31/01/2018,
    • Behmane D. Reform of day care provision. Published 02/04/2018
    • Behmane D. New plan for maternal and child care. Published 23/07/2018

Articles

2019
2018
  • Behmane D., Villeruša, A., Berķis, U., Rūtītis, D. (2018). Evaluation of External Factors for the Development  of the Latvian Health Sector. Humanities and Social Sciences: Latvia (Volume 26(2), 46-63).
    https://www.lu.lv/fileadmin/user_upload/lu_portal/apgads/PDF/HSSLatvia/HSS_26-2/03__Behmane_Humanities-2018_2__01.pdf
  • Behmane, D., & Rutitis, D. (2018). INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CARE REGULATION AT NATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL LEVELS IN LATVIA. Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, 40(4), 442–454.
    https://ejournals.vdu.lt/index.php/mtsrbid/article/view/194
  • ANSER, Ogbe, E., Van Braeckel, D., Temmerman, M., Larsson, E. C., Keygnaert, I., De los Reyes Aragón, W., Cheng, F., Lazdane, G., , Cooper, D., Shamu, S., Gichangi, P., Dias, S., Barrett, H., Nobels, A., Pei, K., Galle, A., Esho, T., Knight, L., Tabana, H. and Degomme, O. (2018). Opportunities for linking research to policy: lessons learned from implementation research in sexual and reproductive health within the ANSER network. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1), 123.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6297973/pdf/12961_2018_Article_397.pdf
  • Teresa Leonardo Alves, Elita Poplavska, Signe Mezinska, Ieva Salmane-Kulikovska, Liga Andersone, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and Barbara Mintzes. Disease awareness campaigns in printed and online media in Latvia: cross-sectional study on consistency with WHO ethical criteria for medicinal drug promotion and European standards. BMC Public Health (2018) 18:1322. doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6202-2.
    https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-6202-2
  • Bacci A., Hodorogea S., Khachatryan H., Babojonova S., Irsa S., Jansone M., Dondiuc I., Matarazde G., Lazdane G., Lazzerini M. 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. BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 12;8(4):e017696. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017696.
    https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/4/e017696.long
  • Marty L., Cazein F., Panjo H., Pillonel J., Costagliola D., Supervie V., HERMETIC Study Group. Revealing geographical and population heterogeneity in HIV incidence, undiagnosed HIV prevalence and time to diagnosis to improve prevention and care: estimates for France. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2018; 21:e25100.
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jia2.25100
  • Kokarevica A., Villerusa A., Behmane D, Berkis U., and Cauce V.  Latvian health care competitiveness in relation to its infrastructure and available resources, SHS Web of Conferences 40, 02003 (2018).
    https://www.shs-conferences.org/articles/shsconf/abs/2018/01/shsconf_shw2018_02003/shsconf_shw2018_02003.html
  • Gobina I., Villberg J., Välimaa R., et al. Prevalence of self‐reported chronic pain among adolescents: Evidence from 42 countries and regions. Eur J Pain. 2018; 00:1–11.

Abstracts

2019
  • I. Jermakova, D. Rezeberga, J. Žodžika, M. Pilmane, O. Plisko, I. Liepniece-Karele, U. Kojalo Quality Assurance Aspects of Colposcopy Service in Latvia. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. 88 p
  • K. Klaramunta-Antila, B. Lindemane, L. Ušpele, S. Krama, V. Cauce, L. Meija Iron Deficiency Anemia and Dietary Habits During Pregnancy in Latvia. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. 131 p
  • L. Līdaka, G. Lazdāne, I. Dzīvīte-Krišāne, A. Grasmane, L. Gailīte DENND1A Gene Variations in Adolescent PCOS Patients – Clinical and Genetical Associations. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 136
  • D. Rezeberga, M. Jansone, I. Blodniece, E. Lapiņš, V. Bathena-Krastina, S. Irša, G. Lazdāne Role of Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths Analysis in Decrease of Maternal Mortality in Latvia. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 161
  • I. Blodniece, D. Rezeberga, G. Lazdāne, S. Markova Implementation of ICD-10 (ICD-PM) Perinatal Mortality Audit Tool: Analysis of Maternal Condition at Time of Perinatal Death.  International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 162
  • Z. Melluma, L. Meija Possibility of Nutrition Deficiency and Alteration of Anthropometric Data in Children with Food Allergy. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 175
  • G. Lazdāne, H. Karro, R. Nadišauskiene, D. Rezeberga Where is “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” in Curriculum of Medical Faculty Students? International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 183
  • H. Čupeca, I. Grope, A. Krūmiņa, L. Savrasova, I. Zeltiņa, A. Villeruša, J. Galajeva Epidemiology of Invasive S. pneumoniae Disease in Latvian Children over the Period of Seven Years (2012–2018). International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 196
  • L. Savrasova, A. Villeruša, H. Čupeca, I. Grope, A. Krūmiņa, J. Galajeva, I. Zeltiņa Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Latvia in PVC10 Vaccination Era, 2012–2017. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 198
  • M. Madelāne, Ģ. Šķenders, D. Rudzīte, A. Ivanovs, L. Vīksna Microbial Translocation Markers in HIV and HCV Patients. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 221
  • D. Arāja, D. Pheby, R. Hunter, E. Brenna, L. Gitto, U. Berķis, A. Lunga, A. Ivanovs, M. Murovska Patient-Reported Outcomes in Evaluation of Socio-Economic Impact of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Society. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 226
  • E. Rancāns, A. Ķīvīte-Urtāne Changes in Depression Diagnostic Pattern among Family Physicians in Latvia Following Education Course “Depression School” within National Research Programme BIOMEDICINE 2014–2017. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 266
  • E. Kupats, I. Noviks, V. Kenina, D. Glazunovs, J. Krastina, K. Stasinska, M. Arons, I. Logina, U. Kojalo Trancranial Direct Current Stimulation : Effects on Autonomic Function and Neuropathic Pain. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 275
  • E. Millere, E. Kupats, I. Mičule, I. Kazaine, D. Rots, L. Gailīte, O. Šterna, N. Kurjāne, V. Ķēniņa Neuropathic Pain in Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathy – Correlation with Clinical, Genetic and Neurophysiological Findings. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 285
  • E. Millere, I. Kazaine, L. Gribuste, J. Strautmanis, V. Ķēniņa Spectrum of Polyneuropathies in Children – Data of the Population of Latvia. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 286
  • Ņ. Bezborodovs, E. Rancāns, A. Villeruša Screening for Symptoms of Psychological Distress in Adolescent Populations. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 291
  • K. Mieze, A. Ķīvīte-Urtāne, D. Grīnberga, B. Velika, I. Pudule, E. Rancāns Prevalence and Sociodemographic Characteristics of Self-Reported Mild Types of Suicidal Behaviour in General Population in Latvia.  International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 302
  • M. Ceha, E. Poplavska, I. Salmane-Kuļikovska Availability of Generic Medicines in Latvia. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 394
  • I. Rutkovska, E. Poplavska, I. Urtāne, D. Šmits, D. Bandere Analysis of Factors Associated with Occurrence of Bias in Studies Assessing Medication Adherence and Health Outcomes: Literature Review. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 403
  • I. Strēle, S. Pildava, I. Repša, U. Kojalo, J. Vilmanis, Ģ. Briģis Association between Diabetes Mellitus and Overall Survival of Cancer Patients in Latvia: Register-Based Study.  International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 478
  • J. Arensburga, J. Rudzīte-Rjabceva, L. Meija Patient's Body Weight Changes and Food Intake in Hospital: Nutrition Day 2018 Audit. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 480
  • K. Klaramunta-Antila, J. Rudzīte-Rjabceva, N. Aleksīna, L. Meija Nutritional Risk Screening and Prevalence of Malnutrition in Hospitalized Patients. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 484
  • G. Havensone, L. Meija, V. Cauce, A. Lejnieks Activated and Non-Activated Wheat Flakes Glycaemic and Insulin Response. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 485
  • E. Poplavska, N. Jansone-Ratinika, L. Medjānova, R. Koka Teaching Approach and Methods for Development of Consultation Competency in Pharmacy Studies. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 554
  • J. Rudzite-Rjabceva, L. Meija  Body Mass Index and Nutrition Knowledge in Primary Care Practice. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 658
  • I. Strēle, U. Kojalo, S. Pildava, I. Gobiņa Diabetes Mellitus and Cancer Screening Uptake in Latvia: Self-Reported Data from National Health Interview Surveys 2003, 2008 and 2014. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 659
  • S. Klavina-Makrecka, A. Villerusa, I. Gobina Sleep Duration among Adolescents in Latvia by Age and Sex. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 661
  • I. Gobina, E. Millere, D. Heiberga, M. Apine, A. Balode, D. Glazitis, A. Miezitis Experience and Needs for Cooperation between Public Health Authorities and Health IT Small-Medium Enterprises in Latvia. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 673
  • T. Pulmanis, L. Spriņģe, M. Taube, I. Millere Adolescent Self-Reported Lifetime Gender-Specific Suicidal Ideation in Latvia: Association with Peer-Related Factors. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 675
  • U. Kojalo, I. Jermakova, J. Žodžika, S. Pildava, Ģ. Briģis, G. Lazdāne Time Trends in Cervical Cancer Survival in Latvia.  International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 679
  • D. Behmane, D. Rūtītis Towards Conceptual Model of International Competitiveness of Latvian Health Sector. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 683
  • S. Tomsone, A. Ivanovs, D. Baltmane, L. Jansone, A. Alberte, G. Lazdane What Old Age Feels Like in Latvia: Preliminary Results from the First SHARE Data Collection Wave in 2017. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 688
  • M. Oniščuka, G. Lazdāne, A. Ivanovs, D. Baltmane Unmet Health Care Needs of Elderly: Prevalence and Situation Comparison among 27 European Countries.  International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 689
  • A. Bukova-Žideļūna, A. Villeruša, D. Grīnberga, I. Pudule Relationship between Use of Reflectors and Use of Preventive Health Care in Latvia: Year 2016. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 691
  • A. Ķīvīte-Urtāne, L. Marty, R. Kaupe, I. Liniņa, I. Upmace, V. Supervie From Mathematical Modeling of HIV Epidemic to Innovative Public Health Intervention for Key Populations in Latvia: Preliminary Results of HERMETIC Project. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 695
  • S. Lakisa, I. Gobina, I. Vanadzins Sickness Absence Demographic Structure in Latvian Working Population. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 697
  • A. Kaļva, D. Behmane, Ģ. Briģis Health Budget Savings from Application of PET/ CT for Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients in Latvia. International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences Knowledge for Use in Practice (Rīga, 1-3 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 723
  • E. Eihmanis Explaining 25 Years of Latvian Health Reforms: How Politics Shape Policy? International Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Sciences PLACES (Rīga, 2 April 2019): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2019. p 91
2018
  • Kojalo, U., Pildava S., Strēle I. “The impact of administrative reforms on quality of cancer registration: an example of Latvian Cancer Registry”. ENCR Scientific Meeting, Copenhagen, 26–28 Sep, 2018

  • Lazdane G., Rezeberga D., Pudule I., Zile I., Gavare I. Are There Urban-Rural Reproductive Health Disparities in Latvia? 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 76 p

  • Strautmane B., Behmane D., Ludviga I. Availability of Palliative Care in Latvia and Citizens’ Satisfaction with State Provided Services. 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 141 p

  • Zile I., Rezeberga D., Lazdane G., Gavare I. Comparison of Antenatal Care Factors and Pregnancy Outcome in Rural and Urban Context. 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 161 p

  • Bukova-Zideluna A., Villerusa A., Pudule I., Grinberga D., Velika B. Comparison of Risks in Road Safety Behaviour in Urban and Rural Areas in Latvia in 2016. 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 34 p

  • Gobina I., Pildava S., Apine M., Heiberga D., Millere E., Miezitis A., Straume I. Experience of Implementing Health Promotion Interventions at Health Promoting Schools and Municipalities in Latvia. 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 45 p

  • Utinans A., Ancane G., Villerusa A., Vetra J. Interrelations of Paranormal and Pseudoscientific Beliefs and Critical Thinking Disposition among Undergraduate Medical Students of Rīga Stradiņš University. 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 170 p

  • Villerusa A., Behmane D., Berkis U., Kokarevica A. Regional Differences in Healthcare Human Resources in Latvia. 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 154 p

  • Stokenberga I., Kivite A., Kelle I. To Educate or to Be Educated? Parents’ Attitude and Knowledge toward Sex Education in Latvia. 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference “Society. Health. Welfare”: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives (Rīga, 10–12 October 2018): Abstracts. Rīga: Rīga Stradiņš University, 2018. 140 p

  • Jermakova I., Kojalo U., Pilmane M., Kroiča J., Žodžika J., Plisko O.  "Dzemdes kakla vēža saslimstības tendences Latvijā. 1993.- 2016.gadu analīze.", 22.lpp.
    http://gyn2018.lv/pdf/abstracts.pdf

  • Krumina K., Zodzika J., Rezeberga D., Jermakova I., Kojalo U.  "Analysis or practices to visit a gyneacologist of woman who have not performed a cytological analysis of the cancer screening programme in Riga and two others regions of Latvia", P. 23.
    http://gyn2018.lv/pdf/abstracts.pdf

  • Kivite A., Kaupe R., Linina I., Upmace I., HERMETIC study group. Diagnostic accuracy, feasibility and acceptability of HIV oral fluid rapid tests among hard-to-reach key populations in Latvia, the country with highest infection rates in Europe. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2018; 21 (S6): e25148 (pp. 171)
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/17582652/2018/21/S6

  • Behmane D., Villeruša A., Berķis U., Kokarevica A. Implementation of the EU cross-border  health care requirements as a condition for the competitiveness of health care sector in Latvia, LU 76. Starptautiskā zinātniskā konference, 2018

  • Behmane D., Rutitis D. Implementation of international health care regulation at national and institutional levels in Latvia, 11th Annual Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference, Riga, March 15–16, 2018

  • Berķis U., Villeruša A., Behmane D., Kokarēviča A. Veselības aprūpes reformas ietekme uz ārējās konkurētspējas ietvarnosacījumiem, RSU zinātniskā konference, Rīga, 22.–23.marts, 2018

  • Bule V., Dauvarte H., Ūdre S., Bluzmane L., Miķelsone S., Krama S., Kerimova K., Klaramunte-Antila K., Lindemane B., Ušpele L. Alcohol consumption in Latvian women before and during pregnancy. Scientific research supervisor: MD, PhD. Laila Meija, Vinita Cauce. Abstract book. Health Sciences, 16–17 March 2018, Rīga Stradiņš University P. 298

  • Bule V., Dauvarte H., Ūdre S., Bluzmane L., Miķelsone S., Krama S., Klaramunte-Antila K., Lindemane B., Žukova S., Ušpele L. Smoking in Latvian women before and during pregnancy. Scientific research supervisor: MD, PhD. Laila Meija, Vinita Cauce. Abstract book. Health Sciences, 16–17 March 2018, Rīga Stradiņš University P. 297

  • Dauvarte H., Bule V., Ūdre S., Žukova S., Kerimova K., Krama S., Bluzmane L., Klaramunta-Antila K., Lindemane B., Ušpele L. Excess weight and dietary habits in pregnant women in Latvia. Scientific research supervisors: MD, PhD Laila Meija, Vinita Cauce. Abstract book. Health Sciences, 16–17 March 2018, Rīga Stradiņš University, P. 300

  • Meija L., Cauce V., Ušpele L., Bule V., Ūdre S., Dauvarte H., Rūrāne A., Rezeberga D, Pudule I. Grūtnieču svars un dzīvesveids Latvijā (Weight and lifestyle during pregnancy in Latvia).
    https://congress.sciencelatvia.lv/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2018/06/MEDICINA_KOPA_18062018.pdf

  • Meija L., Pudule I., Cauce V, Rūrāne A., Rezeberga D,  Ušpele L., Breda J. Self reported eating pattern changes and nutritional recommendations in pregnancy. Obes Facts 2018;11 (suppl 1):1-358, P.146

  • Lazdane G. Cultural diversity of sexuality education in Europe. (2018) Book of Abstracts: The 15th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 23:sup1, 1-143, P.3 DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2018.1442911.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13625187.2018.1442911?needAccess=true

  • Lazdane G. Overview of the process and outcome on development of the European Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Plan. WHO (2018) Book of Abstracts: The 15th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 23:sup1, 1-143, P.13 DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2018.1442911.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13625187.2018.1442911?needAccess=true

  • Lindemane B., Cauce V., Ušpele L., Meija L. B grupas vitamīni Latvijas grūtnieču uzturā. RSU 2018. gada zinātniskā konference. Tēzes. Rīgā, 2018.gada 22.–23. martā, 49. lpp.

  • Ušpele L., Cauce V., Rezeberga D., Lindemane B., Meija L. Dzelzs deficīta anēmija un dzelzs preparātu lietošana grūtniecības laikā.  RSU 2018.gada zinātniskā konference. Tēzes. Rīgā, 2018.gada 22.–23. martā, 61. lpp.

  • Ūdre S., Dauvarte H., Bule V., Ušpele L., Žukova S., Kerimova K., Krama S., Bluzmane L., Miķelsone S., Klaramunte K., Lindemane B. Physical activity among healthy pregnant women in Latvia. Scientific research supervisors: MD, PhD Laila Meija, Vinita Cauce. Abstract book. Health Sciences, 16–17 March 2018, Rīga Stradiņš University, P. 305

  • Villeruša A., Behmane D., Berķis U., Kokarēviča A., Cauce V. Veselības aprūpes konkurētspēju ietekmējošie faktori Latvijā, postera prezentācija, IV Pasaules latviešu zinātnieku kongress, Rīga, 18.–20. jūnijs 2018