May 23, 2022
Greek Patients’ Association warmly welcomes the constitutional recognition of the “voice of patients”, as a historic day for the patient movement in Greece and one of the main pillars...
GREEK PATIENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Patients and citizens joining our voices!
The Greek Patients Association is the confederation of more than 70 patients’ organizations from all over Greece and across the spectrum of disease. It was founded in May 2019, with the aim of defending the rights of health care recipients, the equal participation of patients in designing and implementing policies concerning them and their contribution to the promotion of public health. Since March 2020, the Association has been a member of the European Patients Forum, the European umbrella organization for national and regional patient confederations.
Our actions and impact in six axes
We aspire to the institutional recognition of the equal part of patients in every process of design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health policies.
We serve the fundamental right of every citizen to health and access to quality services that meet their needs.
We deliberate and publicly submit our positions and proposals for the necessary reforms in the health sector, based on scientific documentation.
We create the vital space for the coordination and the strengthening of cooperation between patients’ associations throughout Greece.
We promote health literacy, aiming at developing the ability to access, understand and evaluate medical information.
We work towards informing responsibly and raising public awareness for issues related to individual and public health.