Greece, in particular Athens, will be the headquarter of the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for Quality Health Care and Patient Safety. This was announced by Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias and WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge after their meeting in Copenhagen. “The choice of Greece is a recognition of the work of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, of the Ministry of Health and of the Greek government in the management of the pandemic, the implementation of public health policies, such as the successful implementation of the anti-tobacco law, and the promotion of reforms, such as the passage of the law establishing the National Organization for Quality Assurance in Health (ODIPY) ”, notes, in a press release, the Ministry of Health.
As stated in the joint statement issued after the meeting:
“Greece has recently led important developments in the field of health, such as legislation banning smoking in public places, the launch of the national action plan against smoking and reforms in the field of health care primary.
All of the above, combined with the excellence of Greek health institutions and leading researchers in the field of health and wellness, indicates strong leadership within the European Region and beyond.
In addition, they create an ideal framework for the creation of an indispensable center of excellence in the field of quality healthcare and patient safety. “