Patronages of the First Lady of Latvia Andra Levite
Looking for soul nurse campaign
In appreciation of contribution of nursing personnel, the First Lady of Latvia, Andra Levite, has agreed to be patroness of Looking for soul nurse campaign and took part in the campaign launch event on 12 November 2019.
Looking for soul nurse is a campaign that started 11 years ago. Its goal is to raise public awareness on the nursing profession in Latvia and boost the prestige of the profession because nurses are the ones who ensure successful recovery of patients and personalised care. In 2019, when Children’s University Hospital (CUH) celebrated its 120th anniversary, all medical nurses of CUH joined up the campaign to mark the jubilee.
Official closing of the Looking for a soul nurse campaign took place at the Riga Castle on 31 January 2020 when all ‘soul nurses’ met their campaign Patron Andra Levite and the President of Latvia Egils Levits (Andra Levite’s speech, Egils Levits’ speech).
Riga Maternity Hospital Fund
Mrs Andra Levite has accepted the invitation of Riga Maternity Hospital to become the Patron of Riga Maternity Hospital Fund.
During her visit to Riga Maternity Hospital on 28 November 2019, Mrs Andra Levite met with the staff and management of the hospital to discuss its work, as well as collecting latest information about the work of Riga Maternity Hospital Fund.
During her visit to Riga Maternity Hospital on 12 June 2020, Mrs Andra Levite and Riga Maternity Hospital Fund presented a special donation to Riga Maternity Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a carbon dioxide and oxygen monitor for newborns, a state-of-the-art medical device that does not require venepunctures for testing blood. Device was funded from donations raised by the Fund.
4 October 2019: Mrs Andra Levite took part and addressed the participants of the first Latvian forum of cancer patients and their relatives ‘Facing cancer together without fear’.
24 November 2019: Mrs Andra Levite visited the charity market of International Women's Club of Riga.
12 December 2019: Mrs Andra Levite visited Children’s University Hospital to learn more about its work.
13 December 2019: Mrs Andra Levite took part and addressed the guests of Latgale Prayer Breakfast hosted by Central Latgale Pan-regional Foundation .
23 December 2019: Mrs Andra Levite attended the closing of Give me five charity campaign.
26 February 2020: Mrs Andra Levite visited the Latvian National Museum of Art and met with its Director Mrs Māra Lāce to discuss current priorities in arts sector. Visit also included the tour of museum’s display and exhibition areas.
7 March 2020: Mrs Andra Levite visited the Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvia Care Mobile project in Dundaga to learn more about the project and healthcare services offered in scope of it. Visit included meeting with two Dundaga GPs, Gunta Skujiņa and Asja Felta. The First Lady also went to preschool educational institution ‘Kurzemīte’.
3 June 2020: Mrs Andra Levite took part in the launch of Riga TechGirls IT ambassadors and mentorship programme ‘TechMentors’ to encourage more women choose career in ICT industry
5 June 2020: Mrs Andra Levite addressed the participants of the 2nd ‘Pure Sport’ conference to underline the importance of fair play and true values in sport.
9 July 2020: Mr Andra Levite delivered opening speech at the Riga TechGirls web conference ‘Digital economy and IT skills: exit from the Covid-19 crisis’