Public Health

One of the key roles of HPI is its direct response to detect and isolate numerous pathogens each of which poses a specific threat to Public Health, by causing outbreaks, epidemics and/or pandemics, and to assist the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity policy with the surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases. Clearly, the geographical position of Greece at the crossroads between East and West and in the vicinity of North Africa plays a strategic role in monitoring importing, emerging and re-emerging of infectious diseases into the European continent.

HPI is constantly alert and prepared to respond.