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“Mēness aptieka” presents a gift from fans to paralympians – “Three Star Award” contenders

„Mēness aptieka” kā Latvijas Paralimpiskās komitejas ģenerālsponsors, sagatavojusi un nodod paralimpiešiem – „Trīs Zvaigžņu balvas” pretendentiem.


“Mēness aptieka”, as the general sponsor of the Latvian Paralympic Committee, has prepared and hands over to the paralympians – the applicants of the “Three Star Prize” – a gift from fans useful for health during the pandemic – a Covid-19 protective package “Protect yourself! Protect others!” In this way, “Mēness aptieka” confirms the active support of the company’s fans for athletes.

This year, nominated for the highest Latvian award in sports – the “Three Star Award” – are the Latvian wheelchair curling team, the athlete Aigars Apinis, paralympic bobsleigh athlete Arturs Klots, athlete Diāna Dadzīte and wheelchair curling player Polina Rožkova. The Latvian wheelchair curling team has been nominated in the category “Sports Team of the Year”. For the first time in history, the wheelchair team has won the opportunity to represent Latvia at the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing. In turn, Aigars Apinis, Arturs Klots, Diāna Dadzīte and Polina Rožkova have been nominated in the category “Paralympic Athlete”. As the popular vote continues, “Mēness aptieka” gifts a Covid-19 protection package “Protect yourself! Protect others!” as well as seasonal vitamin sets to all the nominees.

Representing “Mēness aptieka”, Dins Šmits, General Director of the “Repharm” group of health companies, confirms the special support of his colleagues for the athletes nominated for the prestigious award: “We can lower our heads in front of these capable and motivated athletes, are keeping our fingers crossed for the winner, and are perfectly aware that all nominees are worthy of winning the prize. We can support it with what is our everyday also during this difficult time of the pandemic – with health advice and a practical gift prepared by colleagues, to which, appropriate for its content, we have given also the name “Protect yourself! Protect others!”. May we all have good health while waiting for the results of the vote and continuing our athletic journey!”

The Covid-19 protective package “Protect yourself! Protect others!” prepared by the pharmacists of “Mēness aptieka” contains various pharmacy products that are currently important and necessary for safe everyday life – a hand cleansing gel with essential oils produced by the Riga Pharmaceutical Factory, wet antibacterial wipes, a set of safe face masks, vitamins and mineral preparations important for immunity, as well as a cream for skin care for the hands. The paralympians receive gift as a fan support greeting. Taking care of the safety and health of the population, a larger number of such useful kits has been prepared and, starting from December, the protective package “Protect yourself! Protect others!” will be available for purchase for every resident as a topical gift for the end of this year to give to their closest ones.

“Mēness aptieka” pharmacies have taken comprehensive measures for the safety of our customers and employees. Pharmacists work behind a safe protective divider every day, hand disinfectants are available for use in the pharmacy, work surfaces are regularly disinfected, pharmacies are subject to enhanced ventilation, and sections for safe distance between visitors are marked on the floor of trade premises. “Mēness aptieka” invites you to use contactless payment as much as possible, to avoid staying in the self-service section of pharmacies for longer than needed, to not touch the products with your hands unnecessarily. As a precautionary measure, at the same time we call on the population to be physically active, to stay in the fresh air a lot, to ventilate the premises, to use a complete diet rich in nutrients and vitamins, supplementing it with the products available in pharmacies when needed. Patients with chronic diseases are advised to monitor their health closely, to contact a family doctor or a specialist and follow the treatment prescribed by the doctor, as well as use pharmacist consultations about the medicines and their use.

“Mēness aptieka” invites you to be careful and responsible for your and your fellow people’s health:

  • To correctly use and wear masks,
  • To regularly wash or disinfect hands,
  • To avoid crowding and everywhere where it is possible keep a 2-metre distance,
  • To spend much time in the fresh air and be physically active,
  • To use reliable information sources for information about the spread of the disease and the action to take.

This year, “Mēness aptieka” became the general sponsor of the Latvian Paralympic Committee. According to the cooperation agreement, “Mēness aptieka” provides the Latvian Paralympic Committee with funding amounting to 360 000 euros over a period of three years – 120 000 euros every year, which is intended to be used for supporting the development of paralympic sports in the regions of Latvia, to encourage the popularity of children’s and youth parasports, as well as to support professional athletes’ preparation for competitions and participation in international competitions.

“Mēness aptieka” is the most loved and responsible brand in the pharmaceutical industry in Latvia. For the second year in a row, “Mēness aptieka” has won the first place in the pharmaceutical industry in a population survey which uses special internationally recognized methodology. Particular emphasis should be put on “Mēness aptieka’s” position in the field of social responsibility (HUMAN), in which “Mēness aptieka”, ranking 1st in the pharmaceutical industry, ranks 25th in the overall TOP of the most loved brands.

More information – Līga Ribkinska, phone: +371 22302996, liga.ribkinska@repharm.lv