Workshop by HCDCP and NSPH: Malaria in Greece nowadays

September 2016

A scientific workshop on the subject of “Malaria in Greece nowadays” was organized by the Hellenic Center of Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) and the National School of Public Health (NSPH) on 21st September 2016 at the amphitheater of NSPH. 

Distinguished scientists from the fields of entomology, biology, clinical laboratory medicine and epidemiology discussed the recent medical data related to the malaria outbreaks in our country, in the light of climate changes and of the large-scale population movement that now concerns the wider region of Southwestern Mediterranean and Southern Europe. 

At the workshop they were investigated the main channels of transmission, the preventive measures, the clinical and laboratory diagnosis and the need of epidemiological surveillance so that the disease of malaria is ring-fenced effectively by the Public Health Services.

Dr. Spiros Mourelatos, in his capacity as the Chairman of the European Mosquito Control Association (EMCA), was invited at the workshop for presenting the communication entitled “Experience and Problems in implementing integrated mosquito control projects”.