Greece: Resuscitation required – The Greek health system after a decade of austerity

April 28, 2020

The economic and financial crisis that started in 2008 had a severe impact in Greece, with people facing increasing levels of financial vulnerability, poverty and inequality. This report finds that the austerity measures introduced have eroded the accessibility and affordability of health care in Greece and increased the burden on health workers, raising human rights concerns associated with Greece’s debt and the role of Greece’s creditors. Given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this report highlights the need to urgently support and resource Greece’s health and social sectors.

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