Patients and citizens joining our voices!
GREEK PATIENTS’ ASSOCIATION
The Greek Patients Association is the confederation of more than 70 patients’ organisations 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 organisation for national and regional patient confederations.
Our actions and impact in six axes
Institutional & Equal Role
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.
WE IDENTIFY THE NEEDS
WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We remain fully independent from institutional, political and trade union entities.
We extend an open and constant appeal to every patient association, in order to raise an undivided and powerful voice.
We operate under terms of accountability, with transparent and standardised procedures.
We develop a work that is distinct and complementary to the work of our member associations.