WHO/Europe has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health of Greece to implement the health reform support programme for 2013–2015 in the framework of the Ministry’s health in action initiative. The project’s goal is to ensure better health and well-being for the people of Greece through comprehensive health-system reform.

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A journey interrupted: The changing health needs of refugees and migrants stranded in Greece

Greece has been on the front line of a large influx of refugees and migrants to the WHO European Region. Since the popular ‘Balkan route’ out of the country shut down one year ago, refugees and migrants who had arrived in Greece expecting to stay only briefly have found their journey interrupted. Today, more than 50,000 people wait in tent camps across Greece – stranded.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Project Office, Athens
Ministry of Health
17, Aristotelous st, Rooms 3.16-3.17
Athens GR-10433
Tel.: +30 693 694 77 62

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
17, Aristotelous Street
Athens 10433
Tel.: +30 210 5233798, +30 210 5235819
Fax: +30 210 5239101

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