Impact of COVID-19 on health care system and public health in Latvia; ways in preparing health sector for future epidemics

Project Details


To promote the preparedness of the health care and public health systems in Latvia for the future epidemics and states of emergency, learning from the experiences gained through the COVID-19 epidemics, we’ll carry out epidemiological and public health studies on post-epidemic consequences, including psycho-social and behavioral aspects in the general population and certain groups of inhabitants (children, people of reproductive age, elderly people) and analysis of continuity and existing algorithms of health care services. Scientific results of this project will contribute to the development of a sustainable approach for the delivery of essential health care and public health services during the present COVID-19 outbreak and in future epidemic events by supporting the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to plan appropriate actions for the management of services during a pandemic. The project will be implemented through five synergic and complementary work packages ((1) on continuity of healthcare, (2) mental health and psychological resilience, (3) sexual and reproductive health, health of (4) older adults and (5) children).
Effective start/end date1/07/2031/03/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • COVID-19
  • public health
  • Healthcare system

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences
  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Smart Specialization Area

  • Biomedicine, medical technologies and biotechnology


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