CLEO receives $30,000 from AHEPA to support training and new research on COVID-19 in Greece
Recognizing the scientific work of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outbreaks - CLEO and its contribution to the reduction and prevention of infections in Greece, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association – AHEPA has announced its decision to support the work of CLEO.
AHEPA has donated the amount of $30,000 for the training of health professionals in primary health care centres and in specialized COVID-19 reference centers that were established in Greece from early April for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. In addition, the donation will support novel research that CLEO is about to undertake aiming at assessing the knowledge, perceptions, and practices of health professionals regarding transmission, prevention and measures taken to address the pandemic in Greece.
The President of AHEPA, George G. Horiates, made a special mention to the work of the Scientific Director of CLEO, Dr. Theokli Zaoutis who has also been serving in the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health for the control of COVID-19 in Greece, emphasizing that "AHEPA and the people of Greece are fortunate to have Dr. Zaoutis serving the medical and public health profession during this time of crisis” and added that “AHEPA is proud to back his research".