Anda Čakša
Minister for Health
Anda Čakša
Minister for Health
Last Updated: 16.06.2016

Date of birth: 11 July 1974 

Work experience: 
17 July 2011 – 16 June 2016 Children's Clinical University Hospital, Chair of the  Board
March 2016 – June 2016 Advisor to the Minister for Health on Medical Treatment Affairs
March 2014 – January 2016 Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Board Member
12. 2008 - 2011 "Ewopharma AG/Allergan", Director of the Baltic Business Unit
03. 2003 – 05. 2007  Director, Market Access & Public Affairs at "Sanofi Aventis Latvia" Ltd
2001 - 2005 Children's Clinical University Hospital, paediatrician at Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
1999 - 2002 Medical Academy of Latvia, Faculty of Paediatrics, senior laboratory assistant

Other projects: 
2009 - 2010 Lecturer at the Latvian School of Cosmetologists – "Business Development Opportunities in Cosmetology"
2005 - 2007 Development and maintenance of Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry
2005 - 2007 Head of Rural Psychiatrists' Association Foundation Project 
2002 - 2004 Membership in Development and Support Fund of Children's Clinical University Hospital, Board Member

Education: 
2008 - 2012 Riga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Continuing Education, study programme "Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" 
2006 - 2007 Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, MBA in Health Care Management 
2001 - 2002 Riga Stradiņš University, specialization in anaesthesiology and intensive care 
1999 - 2002 Riga Stradiņš University, residentship in paediatrics 
1992 – 1999 Medical Academy of Latvia, medical degree

Supplementary education
9 – 15 November 2014 Professional Certificate in Strategic Health Planning (London, UK)
10 – 13 June 2014 Healthcare Ecosystem. European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (Oulu, Finland)
5 – 6 February 2014 Hospital Accreditation. DNV International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals. DNV Healthcare (Rīga, Latvia) 
13 – 28 November 2013 Health Systems Management Galilee International Management Institute (Nahalal, Israel)
14 –15 October 2013; 12 November 2013 Leadership for High Performance Teams. Consortium programme for senior managers with Liam Ulvhag (Rīga, LV) 
3 – 7 September 2012 Health Management Programme, Singapore Cooperation Programme Training Award (Singapore) 
March 2011 Effective Health Care Resource Management Programme, Stockholm School of Economics (Rīga, Latvia) 
November 2010 Bay Group International – management group training 
April 2010 Bay Group International – SSN and coaching
April 2009 Bay group International – SSN, negotiation and presentation skills training program 
August 2008 Change management training program 
November 2005 Mercury International, marketing strategy 
August 2005 Communications Academy, Lobby and Style, Latvia's experience 
May 2001 American International Healthcare Alliance, Medical Informatics 
November 2000 American International Health Alliance, Medical Informatics

Language skills:
Latvian – native 
English – fluent 
Russian – fluent