Like most Greeks, Solomos, 60, and his wife, Amalia, 52, paid into a state insurance fund for years, granting them access to medical care for little or no cost.
Washington Post: February 27, 2014
Washington Post hears from uninsured cancer patient Nikos Solomos, 60, who has no money left to pay for a life-saving operation after being forced to sell off farm equipment and property to cover medical costs that now exceed €50,000
Enet: February 27, 2014
More than 2,000 Greeks a day are losing access to free or subsidized healthcare experts from the non-governmental organization Doctors of the World (also known as Medecins du Monde or MdM) have revealed.
eKathimerini: February 22, 2014
Tough austerity measures imposed by the Greek government have inflicted major damage to the health of the Greek population, leaving nearly one million of the country’s most vulnerable people without access to healthcare.
RT.com: February 22, 2014
A total of 53 people have died in Greece since the beginning of this year after contracting the flu.
February 21, 2014
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.
BBC: February 4, 2014
A poultry farm in Koropi, northeast of Athens, has been placed in quarantine after a banned substance was found in the some of the meat products.
February 3, 2014
The Dutch health watchdog said Wednesday it had halted distribution of 690 tonnes of meat from an abattoir after a probe found traces of horse in products marked as beef.
AFP: January 29, 2014
Greece does well when it comes to food quality and affordability but is middling when it came to obesity (ranked 27th) and diabetes (30th) levels
Enet: January 16, 2014
More than a quarter of Greeks are unable to afford health cover, a medical aid group said Monday, warning that children and pregnant women were at risk.
AFP: December 10, 2013