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Patient Ombud Office NGO DAP project

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In September 2013 Patients` Ombud Office launched project “Promotion of active civil society in health care sector, foundation of “Latvian patients` and health care NGOs` support center” and creating support tools“. PHB is a partner in this project.
The aim of the project is to strengthen civil society – to create tools for patients` and health care NGOs` interest defense. Project is being held in national level.

The project is being implemented in the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 period in program “NGO Fund” (“NGO support program”). Project is financially supported by Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein.

Project partners: Society of Pulmonary Hypertension, Health Projects for Latvia

Project target groups: NGO`s (employees, volunteers, members), Latvian residents

Place: Latvia

Period: 01.09.2013 – 31.12.2015

Financing: 55975.75 EUR (95 % from European Economical Zone financial instrument, 5 % from Latvian state budget)

Main activities and results:

  1. Created base –  „Latvian patients` and health care NGOs` support centre” and support tools for interest advocacy
  2. Free-of-charge phone for patients to express their experience due to health care system in Latvia
  3. Strengthening organizations capacity – training in legal documents writing, art of presentations, new expert –lawyer
  4. Website improvements – adjust to people with vision problems, news sections
  5. Created health care NGOs` network

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Checking Account: Swedbank LV82HABA0551032669984
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