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EU Health Prize for Journalists

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EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013

National Jury Estonia

The jury met on 24 October 2013 and selected the Estonian national finalist. The name of the national finalist will be published after all the finalists are selected.

Maris Ilves, chair

Maris Ilves has been working in the Commission Representation in Tallinn as press and media officer since May 2011.  Prior to that she was working in DG Internal Market and Services in the retail financial services field.  Before joining the European Commission she worked for 7 years in the European Union unit at the Estonian Ministry of Justice.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Tartu, and a M.A. from the College of Europe in Natolin.

Iris Koort, health expert

Iris Koort is working at Telliskivi Medical Center as general practitioner since 1994. She is member of the Estonian Medical Association, the Estonian Association of Family Doctors and the Finnish Medical Association Duodecim. 

Stina Eilsen, journalist

Stina Eilsen has been working as a health editor for the daily newspaper "AS Postimees". She has been a spokesperson for the North Estonia Medical Centre and coordinator of the European Social Fund at the Estonian Labour Market Board. Stina holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Tartu and currently she is acquiring master's degree in epidemiology at the University of Tartu.


Eli Lilles, journalist 

Eli Lilles is editor of the online portal Med24, which is aimed at doctors and editor of the patient counselling online portal She also writes articles for the journals Perearst (General Practitioner) and Apteeker (Pharmacist). She is familiar with Medical and health care issues thanks to her previous posts at the Ministry of Social Affairs, where she worked as press officer and at the Health Protection Inspectorate (now Health Board) where she worked in the field of media relations. Eli Lilles has MA degree in communication management from University of Tartu.

 Ruth Kalda, health expert

Since September 2010, Ruth Kalda is professor at the department of Family Medicine and also chair of the department. Her main directions of research are the factors affecting the work of family doctors and their satisfaction with work and the satisfaction of population with family medical aid. Mrs Kalda is involved in many organisational activities like chairing the Society of the Estonian Family Doctors. She is also member of the council of EURACT (European Academy of the Teachers of Family Medicine) and member of the advisory board of the journal Eesti Arst.

Last update: 09/10/2014 | Top