STUDY RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON PUBLIC HEALTH

The continuing worldwide economic crisis and austerity measures have raised concerns about the impact of economic conditions on public health. An article published in the American Journal of Public Health, co-authored by a Queen Mary, University of London Research Fellow, shows that economic recession and austerity policies imposed in Greece have had detrimental effects on … Continue reading STUDY RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON PUBLIC HEALTH

Health effects of Greece’s austerity measures are “worse than imagined,” report researchers

Sophie Arie London Greece’s severe economic crisis has had a substantially negative effect on public health that provides a warning for other countries faced with similar challenges, the authors of a report published in the American Journal of Public Health have said.1 Researchers at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and the University of New Mexico in the … Continue reading Health effects of Greece’s austerity measures are “worse than imagined,” report researchers

“Troika”-Mandated Austerity and the Emerging Health Care Crisis in Greece: An Open Letter to the Greek Government

  “Troika”-Mandated Austerity and the Emerging Health Care Crisis in Greece: An Open Letter to the Greek Government   To the Prime Minister of Greece and President of New Democracy Party, Mr. Antonis Samaras To the President of PASOK, Mr. Evangelos Venizelos To the President of the Democratic Left, Mr. Fotis Kouvelis, To the Minister … Continue reading “Troika”-Mandated Austerity and the Emerging Health Care Crisis in Greece: An Open Letter to the Greek Government

Greek unemployed cut off from medical treatment

ATHENS — As the head of Greece’s largest oncology department, Dr. Kostas Syrigos thought he had seen everything. But nothing prepared him for Elena, an unemployed woman whose breast cancer had been diagnosed a year before she came to him. By that time, her cancer had grown to the size of an orange and broken through the skin, leaving a … Continue reading Greek unemployed cut off from medical treatment