NGO „Baltic HIV Association”
Board of the NGO „Baltic HIV Association”
Chairman of the Board
Inga Upmace graduated from Riga Medicine Institute receiving Pediatrics diploma. She also received certificates in Public Health and Epidemiology. Inga gained experience in the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen, in the University of Oxford and the Boston Medical Centre.
Inga has been working in Governmental organization regarding HIV prevention and epidemiology for more than 15 years. Inga has managed projects and also has been involved in various researches.
Currently Inga is working in the State Emergency Medical Service of Latvia. In spare time she manages and takes active part in NGO “Baltic HIV Association”. Inga represents the organization in HIV, Tuberculosis, STD Disease Control Comission and several working groups. She is a member of “Papardes zieds Organization”, “Association of Infectologists and Hepathologists in Latvia” and “Association of Preventive Medicine”.
Inga Upmace takes active part in local and international conferences.
Evija Dompalma has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Umea University in Sweden and a Master’s degree in Sociology from the Latvian University.
Currently Evija is working at the National Health Service as a project manager and in the Red Cross Medical College of Riga Stradiņš University as a lecturer.
In professional career Evija actively takes part in various public health research projects, including HIV prevention. Evija is a member of “Public Health Association of Latvia”. She has participated and presented research results in many local and international conferences as well as she has taken part in preparation of reports and press releases.
Gunta started to work in the HIV field in 2014, when she founded the support group “Do not be alone” (Neesi viens) for people who are affected by HIV. She has taken part in several projects aimed to improve the quality of life for those infected with HIV, by giving them psychological support as well as helping protect their rights.
For several years Gunta also gave consultations and support by phone to the persons infected with HIV and their relatives. In 2017 she was nominated to represent Latvia in Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS.
At the moment Gunta actively takes part in Checkpoint (Testpunkts) and NGO Baltic HIV Association.