Open Event on the Health Initiative
07 February 2020

A discussion hosted by SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos on Thursday, February 6 outlined the SNF Health Initiative’s progress to date and where it’s going from here. The event, held at the National Library of Greece at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, included participation by the public and by SNF partners working in the health sector. 

The event concluded with the 17th Special Advisory Committee Assembly for the SNF Health Initiative, which was open to the public in the spirit of transparency that characterizes the entire endeavor. The Assembly meets monthly, convening representatives of the relevant Ministries and involved parties to coordinate and implement the projects included in the initiative.

Closing the discussion, SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos said, “From Komotini to Crete and from Sparta to Anafi, our existing grants in the health field and under the umbrella of the current Health Initiative have been motivated by one simple thing: people—all of our fellow human beings. It is a holistic effort to complement the work of the Ministry of Health, covering the entire country and to meet needs at multiple levels. These individual elements build and complement one another, multiplying their overall impact on society. We are trying to do what should be self-evident: to help bring a human perspective to providing better health services.”