Wednesday, 23 September 2015 Categories: Events


Praksis as a member of the European Alliance for Public Health

Praksis had the honour to be accepted as a member of the European Alliance for Public Health (EPHA) during the General Assembly that took place in early September in Brussels, where the organization presented its fields of action and challenge, its structures as well as its full potential in Greece.


EPHA is a nucleus for change and improvement of the landscape of public health in Europe, which has as its main target the improvement of public health programs in Europe that can be achieved through the collaboration among organizations of civil society , patient groups as well as health professionals. Furthermore, the vision of EPHA and its associated bodies includes the ongoing ability of health systems to cope with several challenges as well as to facilitate the access of each individual to the aforementioned systems and as a result to benefit the latter in the best way possible. In addition to that, its values is equality and solidarity, sustainability and universality of access, respect to diversity and to proper governance.

EPHA has been the leader of a recent success that included the portfolio’s restoration of the Pharmaceutical Industry from the field of Entrepreneurship (DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) to the field of Health (DG SANCO) inside the Council of Europe. In this way, the person responsible for the issues related to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry is the Commissioner of Health, Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis instead of Mrs. Elzbieta Bienkowska, the Home Affairs Commissioner , Industry and Entrepreneurship .

More information for the European Alliance for Public Health can be found on


PRAKSIS, MSF, SAVE THE CHILDREN on the situation of unaccompanied children in Greece

According to official figures[1], following the closure of the Balkan route and the enactment of the EU-Turkey agreement in March 2016, around 58.000 asylum seekers are currently stranded in Greece. Approximately 38% of those seeking protection are children, including a growing number of unaccompanied children (UAC) who have arrived in Greece without a parent or guardian and are extremely vulnerable to various forms of abuse and exploitation. However, the volume of UAC being identified in the country has exposed the limits and gaps in the protection framework and supporting services in place for UAC – and points to a failure in addressing their needs for international protection, including appropriate shelter and access to fundamental human rights.


Read our advocacy note in english HERE


[1] Ministry of Migration Policy

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