The Latvian Sterilization and Hygiene Specialists Association (LSHSA) was founded in 2000. In 2005, infection control nurses and doctors joined us and we transformed into IKSA - Infection Control and Sterilization Association.
to establish and develop education system in fields of decontamination and infection control,
to change attitude to decontamination and infection control processes through education.
to raise education levels through seminars and workshops,
to increase knowledge of staff through courses and staff exchange between CSSDs, Infection Control departments in different hospitals for new knowledge and experience,
to establish our own training program,
to participate in other international projects for educational programms.
Area: 64,589 km² (land: 63,589 km², water: 1,000 km²)
Population: 2,306,306 (July 2004)
Language: Latvian (official), Lithuanian, Russian, and other
Religion: Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox
Climate: maritime; wet, moderate winters
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2hrs
Currency: Latvian Lat [LVL]
Latvia is in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania.
With a total of 1,150 km land boundaries, Latvia shares borders with
Belarus (141 km),
Estonia (339 km),
Lithuania (453 km), and
Russia (217 km).