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Rozentale appointed new health minister

  • 2009-06-25
  • TBT Staff

Rozentale has extensive experience as a physician and director (Photo courtesy of the Latvian Infectious Disease Center)

RIGA - Latvia's People's Party has announce that it will put Baiba Rozentale forward to be the country's new minister of health.

Rozentale, 53, currently works as the director of the Latvian Infectious Disease Center, a position she has held since 2001. She also holds a position in Riga Stradins University as a professor in the Department of Infectology and as head of Infectology study program at the postraduate education faculty.

She will be replacing former Health Minister Ivars Eglitis, who quit June 17 citing difficulty working under extreme budget cuts.

Rozentale graduated from the Riga Institute of Medicine in 1979. She is author of more than 130 publications.

In 2004, Rozentale recieved the Order of the Three Stars, Latvia's highest state decoration.