VPP - Public research programs in accordance with Section 35, Paragraph 1 of the Law on Scientific Activity of 19 May 2005 are a public procurement order for scientific research in a specific economic, educational, cultural or other priority area of the state with the aim of promoting the development of this sector.

The following studies are carried out within the framework of the VPP program:


Completed studies:

Program Nr. 5. - Biomedicine for Public Health (BIOMEDICINE) - The aim of the national research program "Biomedicine for public health" is to create world-wide knowledge and technologies for the survival and quality of life of the Latvian population in areas of the most threatening diseases - cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, oncological diseases, children and infectious diseases, as well as mental illnesses.

Project: No.4. - "Study of the possibility of reducing mortality caused by gastric cancer in conditions of Latvia"

Purpose of the project - Based on the analysis of the situation in Latvia, to develop a practical approach to public health and medical measures aimed at reducing the mortality caused by gastric cancer and the related negative effects of risk factors and pre-cancer condition.

Program Manager  - Dr.med. Valdis Pīrāgs

Project Manager -Dr.med. Mārcis Leja

The duration of the study  - 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017




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