Committees of the Baltic Assembly

Health, Welfare and Family Committee

Members of the Committee:

  • Regīna Ločmele-Luņova, Chair, Latvia
  • Helmen Kütt, Vice Chair, Estonia
  • Antanas Vinkus, Vice Chair, Lithuania
  • Monika Haukanõmm, Member, Estonia
  • Linda Liepiņa, Member, Latvia
  • Gintaras Vaičekauskas, Member, Lithuania

 

In 2018, the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly focused on following issues:

  • Alcohol policy in the Baltic States;
  • Implementation of the Partnership Agreement on Joint Procurements of Medicinal Products and Medical Devices and Lending of Medicinal Products and Medical Devices Procurable Centrally;
  • Signing of agreement on cross-border cooperation in the provision of ambulance services in the Lithuanian-Latvian border area;
  • Specialisation of medical centres in the Baltic States on expert level;
  • Cooperation in exchange of human organs for transplantation;
  • Parliamentary oversight of implementation of the Baltic Assembly’s recommendations.

 


Priorities, activities and documents of the Committee:

Priorities of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly for 2016 – 2018 (download)

Agenda and recommendations of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly in 2018 (download)

 

The Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council focus their cooperation on fair and inclusive health care and social policy. For that reason particular focus is put on health care, social policy and demographic changes. See Action Plan for 2018-2019.

The Benelux Interparliamentary Consultative Council (also known as the Benelux Parliament) and Presidium of the Baltic Assembly have defined in their cooperation priorities collaboration in health care and social policy, e-health and implementing of the EU's directive on cross-border healthcare. See the Joint Declaration for 2017-2018.

Together with the Welfare Committee of the Nordic Council the committee has discussed about health care issues, social consequences of labour movement and trafficking in human beings. See Action Plan for cooperation between the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council for 2016-2017 for more information.