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.

Action Pillars

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.

Defending Rights

We serve the fundamental right of every citizen to health and access to quality services that meet their needs.

Documented Proposals

We deliberate and publicly submit our positions and proposals for the necessary reforms in the health sector, based on scientific documentation.

Promoting Cooperation

We create the vital space for the coordination and the strengthening of cooperation between patients’ associations throughout Greece.

Empowerment

We promote health literacy, aiming at developing the ability to access, understand and evaluate medical information.

Awareness

We work towards informing responsibly and raising public awareness for issues related to individual and public health.

WE IDENTIFY THE NEEDS

  • A democracy deficit in the health sector
  • Lack of a unified patients’ voice
  • Smaller associations without support
  • Diffuse pleas for public health

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Demanding an equal, decisive role.
  • Joining in a powerful undivided voice
  • A beacon of knowledge and empowerment
  • Prevention and public health front and centre.

INDEPENDENCE

We remain fully independent from institutional, political and trade union entities.

PARTICIPATION

We extend an open and constant appeal to every patient association, in order to raise an undivided and powerful voice.

TRANSPARENCY

We operate under terms of accountability, with transparent and standardised procedures.

AUTONOMY

We develop a work that is distinct and complementary to the work of our member associations.