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Greece’s prescription for a health-care crisis

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

Health minister: Cancer 'not urgent unless in final stages'

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

NGO says 2,300 Greeks lose access to care every day

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

Malaria returns to Greece as austerity wreaks havoc on healthcare

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. February 22, 2014

Seasonal flu claims 53 lives in Greece

A total of 53 people have died in Greece since the beginning of this year after contracting the flu.
February 21, 2014

Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO

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

Poultry farm quarantined as meat undergoes inspection

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

Dutch find horse in 690 tonnes of abattoir meat

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 ranked 8th in world for food quality

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

Three million Greeks without health cover: NGO

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