The Maternity Hospital Foundation is a charitable organisation founded in 2019, which received the public benefit organisation status on 6 November 2019.


We all want every child in Latvia – regardless of the parents’ social status, material provision, citizenship, political affiliation, ethnic or religious beliefs – to be born healthy in a welcoming, safe, stable and child-friendly environment. The mission of the Maternity Hospital Foundation is to give the child the best possible start in life by supporting soon-to-be and new parents.


Our goal is to support families in various crisis situations, support families in the event of the birth of several newborns, support large families and mothers and families at risk of social exclusion;
to support and develop Latvian perinatal medicine;
to support Riga Maternity Hospital as the leading and most innovative childbirth assistance institution in Latvia, helping it to be an important reference centre for perinatal medicine;
to support continuing education and competence development of birth attendants, to support the professional development of residents and new specialists;
to promote public health and educate on health issues, to promote a healthy lifestyle and preventive measures (including first aid training, education on sexual reproductive issues, family planning measures, protection of patients’ rights, providing consulting, etc.).


Ilze Bumbiere

Board Member

Elīna Ozola

Board Member


Chairman of the Council

  • Andris Lauciņš

Council members:

  • Santa Markova
  • Ainārs Ozols
  • Baiba Braže
  • Juris Šleiers


Dr Santa Markova, Dr Juris Šleiers, Dr Ilze Lietuviete, Baiba Braže, Iveta Apkalna, Līga Meņģelsone, as well as the Lauciņš, Ozols and Piķelis families.

On the left: Baiba Braže, Andris Lauciņš, Aurēlija Anužite-Lauciņa, Līga Menģelsone, Dr Juris Šleiers, Evita Baukerte, Elīna Ozola, Ainārs Ozols, Dr Santa Markova, Dr Ilze Lietuviete, Zanda Ozola
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