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Meeting of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee

On 26 January 2017 in Riga (Latvia), members of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly convened a meeting about alcohol policy in the Baltic States. Members of the parliaments, governmental representatives and experts from the World Health Organisation, NordAN and Northern Dimension Partnership analysed alcohol control policy, alcohol advertisement and purchase accessibility, excise tax for alcohol, joint measure to fight against smuggling of alcohol and tobacco as well as joint social campaigns.

During the meeting, members of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly discussed progress of implementation of the Partnership Agreement on Joint Procurements of Medicinal Products and Medical Devices and Lending of Medicinal Products and Medical Devices Procurable Centrally and other joint health care projects.

 

Programme

 

Presentations by:

- Dr Carina Ferreira-Borges, Programme Manager for Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Programme, Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course, WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (download)

- Ms Gražina Belian, Deputy Director of Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department of the Ministry of Health, Lithuania (download)

- Ms Agnese Vaļuliene, Co-Chair of the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (download)

- Ms Solvita Āmare-Pilka, Director of the Indirect Tax Department, Ministry of Finance, Latvia (download)

- Ms Baiba Šmite-Roķe, Head of Excise Goods Department, State Revenue Service, Latvia (download)

- Mr Marek Uusküla, Head of Customs and Excise Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Estonia (download)

- Ms Santa Līviņa, Director of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Health, Latvia (download)

- Ms Triinu Täht, Adviser of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia (download)

- Mr Stig Erik Sørheim, Member of Board of the NordAN (download)

- Ms Kristina Garuolienė, Vice Minister of Health, Lithuania (download)

- Ms Agnese Vaļuliene, Director of European Affairs and International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Health, Latvia (download)

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Administration of Saeima, author Ernests Dinka