Maris Taube, Latvia
Maris Taube has been working for 16 years in a public health, public mental health, health economics and health care areas. He has served for ten years as National counterpart at the WHO European Region Mental health programme, for six years as Member of Board at European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction and Member of the European Commission Committee of Alcohol Policy and Action. He has been director of National Health Service for three years (2012-2014) and was responsible for health care financing system in Latvia. He is a professor (community and social psychiatry) at Riga Stradiņš University Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, take part in different projects (Co-chair of the NATO Science and Technology Organisation Panel of Human Factors and Medicine Research Task Group HFM-RTG 218 “Military Suicide”, members of the COST project IS 1302 “Towards an EU research framework on forensic psychiatric care”). He is one of the authors of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies series “Health System in Transition (HIT)” article “Latvia: Health System Review 2012”. He is a chief of the community mental health clinic “Veldre” of the Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology, also works as psychiatrist in out patient and in patient departments.