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Health in Greece

Professor Maria Papaconstantinou was the co-leader of an International Course Module that took place in Athens, Greece during the February reading week. The focus of the course was the major health concerns in Greece in the context of both the current economic crisis and the ongoing arrival of migrants from war torn countries. Students had the opportunity to learn about the health challenges and the efforts being taken to address them from the perspective of local, national and international organizations. Students met with representatives from organizations including grassroots NGOs, the United Nations International Organization for Migration as well as officials from the Greek Ministry of Health. When they returned, students presented a poster entitled “Understanding the Roles and Perspectives of Various Actors on Health in Athens, Greece” at the Undergraduate Research Forum in March, and produced a YouTube video which can be viewed here: