Delivery of Public Health Services during Health Crises

In Latvia, a large-scale public health study has been carried out to assess the impact of COVID-19 on population and health care system. It aimed to develop recommendations for strengthening the sector in regards to future epidemics. The results of this project 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. In a multidisciplinary approach, actors from e.g. research, governmental sector, media and social services worked together for this report[1]. SHARE Latvia took over work package 4 on older adults’ health and contributed with analyses based on SHARE data.