News of ESF support programme

News of ESF support programme

22.03.2021 - 31.12.2023

In 2021/2022, Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine is running a diverse public event programme as part of the ESF project “Complex health promotion and disease prevention measures”, exploring various topical public health-related subjects. Among the forthcoming events are video interviews and discussions on relevant issues of public health, a mental health-themed exhibition (in association with Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art), practical classes exploring the connection between human diet and environmental and ecological problems and presentation of a board game explaining the principles of the human immune system, available for download. The list of planned events also includes travelling theatre performances/exhibitions dealing with the subjects of addiction reduction and healthy diet with the help of copies of objects from the museum collection. New educational events are planned, aligning educational programs of the museum with the demands of the Skola 2030 programme for competence-oriented education.

The objective of the ESF project “Complex health promotion and disease prevention measures” is improving access to health promotion and disease prevention services for the whole population of Latvia, particularly for groups susceptible to risks of territorial and social exclusion and poverty, through implementing nation-wide measures.

As part of the project, a number of measures of disease prevention (in four healthcare priority sectors), general public health promotion and nation-wide health promotion for specific vulnerable target groups and local communities will be implemented. The project likewise includes public health studies and supervision of health promotion and disease prevention measures. Awareness-raising and publicity events will also be held as part of the project.

Collaboration partners of the ESF project are: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine; Health Inspectorate; State Agency of Medicines and State Sports Medicine Centre (reorganised; since 2018 ‒ Latvian Anti-Doping Bureau).

The project is scheduled to be running through 31 December 2023.

For more details on activities carried out as part of the ESF project ‘Complex health promotion and disease prevention measures’, visit the website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia at https://www.vm.gov.lv/lv/veselibas-veicinasanas-un-slimibu-profilakse-sam-924  or the project’s website esparveselibu.lv 

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Model of an emergency care services horse carriage from World War I. Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), 1962
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