Encompassing more than 25 constituent projects, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Global Health Initiative (GHI) aims to expand access to health services, strengthen quality of care for all, and empower providers on the front lines. The Initiative, whose budget exceeds $750 million, is carried out with exclusive support from SNF and based on wide-ranging collaborations in Greece and worldwide.
The grantmaking activity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) extends all across Greece and around the world. But the Greek region of Laconia holds a special connection with SNF as the ancestral homeland of SNF’s Founder, Stavros Niarchos.
More than a year has passed since major fires in northern Evia destroyed thousands of acres of forest. Along with the natural wealth of the forest, which acted as a green lung for the region, an inexhaustible toll of losses was taken by fire: houses, animals, and crops burned too. In an area where the forest is inextricably linked to all aspects of inhabitants’ lives, the economic and psychological effects have been profound.