Latvia -Protest against health care system -April 21, 2015

To advocate the human right to good health and point out the current situation in healthcare - an event with posters containing slogans were held.

Professional health care workers from all over Latvia gathered in Riga, with posters pointing out the current situation in healthcare (see our March Newsletter). The posters featured slogans such as ‘Our silence is harmful to your health’ and ‘Ambulance drivers on minimum wage driving cars made out of gold’. The event is monitored by about 20 security guards, as well as several dozen police officers. Medics, patients, trade unions, and parties were standing shoulder to shoulder to advocate the human right to good health.


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