Austerity Measures Contributing to Declining Public Health in Greece

Public Health and Nutrition in Greece

The Greek financial crisis has been growing for decades, but it came to international attention in 2009 when the European Union, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund agreed to impose austerity measures on the country.

That agreement further weakened a health care system already struggling.

“Greek health care is a humanitarian crisis promoted by the European Union,” said Charalampos Economou, Ph.D., during a panel discussion at the Yale School of Public Health on Friday, March 31.