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My experiences have given me the opportunity to analyse the challenges in Estonia, and the solutions to overcome these. I am particularly invested in health care and social issues, as well as the ethical aspects in all fields.
It is hard for me to look the people who suffer from medical problems in the eye after having read the OECD report on the shortcomings of the Estonian health care system, which have caused our preventable mortality multipliers to soar above the EU average.
Estonian health care needs systematic strategy solutions. The future of our people depends on it.

Estonian Reform Party Faction
Social Affairs Committee
Electoral district: City of Tartu

Hele Everaus


City of Tartu Electoral District

5 January 1953 Tartu
Single, one son

Education: Tartu Tamme Gymnasium (former Secondary School No. 5) 1971; University of Tartu, medicine (cum laude) 1977; Tartu Maarjamõisa Hospital, internship 1977–1978; Candidate of Medicine 1984, Doctor of Medicine 1993. 

Career: University of Tartu: Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, Senior Assistant 1977–1980, Internal Medicine Clinic, Chair of Internal Diseases, Assistant 1980–1987, Associate Professor 1987–1993, Faculty of Medicine, Head of the Laboratory of Haematology 1985, Non-tenured Professor of Haematology 1993–1999, Head of the Children’s Clinic Haematological Intensive Care (and bone marrow transplantation) Unit 1993–2000, Vice-Rector for Development 1998–2003, Haemotology and Oncology Clinic, Professor 2000–2004, Head 2000–2016, Chair of Haematology and Oncology, Professor 2004–2016, Professor Emerita 2017–; Tartu Children’s Hospital, Haematological Intensive Care Unit, Head 1993–1999; Tartu University Hospital Foundation, Haemotology and Oncology Clinic, Head 2000–2016, consulting physician 2017–; cancer research technology development centre AS Vähiuuringute Tehnoloogia Arenduskeskus, consultant 2005–2013.

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 1994–, founding member.

Membership in representative bodies: 14th Riigikogu; Tartu City Council 1996–2019, 2021–.

Awards: Order of the Estonian Red Cross, 3rd class, 2001.
University of Tartu, Medal of the Faculty of Medicine 1998, University Badge of Distinction 2003, and Grand Medal 2016; Tartu Lady of the Years 2009; European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), Clinical Service Award 2013.

Other activities: Estonian Haemophilia Society 1993–; Estonian Society of Haematology 1998–, long-time President; Estonian Blood Transfusion Service, Chair of the Board of Directors 1998–2003; Estonian Society of Organ and Tissue Transplantation 2000–, long-time Head; Estonian Agrenska Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board 2000–2013; Estonian Bioethical Council, Chair of the Board of Directors 2007–2017;
Haematology Research Laboratory, organiser 1990–; University of Tartu Children’s Clinic, Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation, founder 1993–; founder of the tradition of Baltic Conferences of Haematology 1998–, organiser of the 1st, 4th and 7th conferences.
American Society of Haematology; American Academy of Disaster Medicine, Honorary Member 1998–; Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology, Member of the Secretariat 1998–2010; Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer; European Group of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Honorary Member 2000–; JACIE, Member of the Council; European Haematology Association 2005–; American Association of Bone Marrow Transplantation 2006–; Council of Europe, Steering Committee on Bioethics, expert 2007–; EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020, Advisory group for Health, demographic change and wellbeing 2013–2016.
The EPMA Journal, Member of the Editorial Board 2009–; book Vähilabürindist välja (Getting Out of the Cancer Labyrinth) 2018. 

Hobbies: literature, music.