27 APRIL 2018 / The Implementation of the SNF’s Grant Initiative “Supporting Greece’s Health Sector” is Underway

Τhe Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) proceeds with the implementation of its grant initiative “Supporting Greece’s Health Sector”, with an initial budget which is expected to exceed $238 million. The SNF’s grant initiative includes a series of infrastructure and education projects across Greece.

On April, 26th, 2018, SNF representatives and partners visited the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) in Genoa to receive updates on and discuss the progress of the infrastructure projects to be carried out within the framework of the initiative. The design of the infrastructure projects is undertaken by the internationally renowned architect, Renzo Piano. On March 23rd and March 24th, 2018, SNF representatives along with Renzo Piano and RPBW associates had visited the sites of the new infrastructure projects in Komotini, Thessaloniki and Athens (Evangelismos Hospital).

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greek State and the SNF which took place on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 had signaled the beginning of the implementation of the SNF’s initiative. The MoU was signed between the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Alexis Tsipras, and the Co-President of the SNF, Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos.

The SNF will be providing regular updates, on a quarterly basis, for the timely and comprehensive information of the public regarding the implementation of the initiative, on all fronts, beginning end of June 2018.