Since 2016 and through the recent project PHIG (Preventing Hospital Infections in Greece), CLEO has been expanding its field of activity into other sectors of health research and promotion, including:

    • surveillance and prevention of the most common hospital-acquired infections
    • surveillance and improvement of prevention practices
    • monitoring the use of antibiotics

    Collectively, the work of CLEO aims at the improvement of health care quality in General and Children’s hospitals across Greece.

  • CLEO

    The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research was founded in 2011 under the auspices of the 1st and 2nd Pediatric Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the generous support of the “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation.

    CLEO has operated as a non-governmental, non-profit organisation since October 2014.

Latest News/Press

New job opportunity: Communications Officer

We are looking for a talented Communications Officer to join our growing team of public health practitioners & researchers based in Athens, to assist with the planning & execution of communication activities for a series of new projects at CLEO.

Start date: The post is available immediately
Location: Remote / flexible working available
Contract: 2-years fixed-term contract, following a 6-month trial period

The Communications Officer reports directly to the Associate Director.

Main tasks & responsibilities

  • Responsible for timely and regular website changes and updates
  • Develop engaging content for CLEO’s communications platforms (with an emphasis on the website and social media) using text, images and infographics
  • Collaborate with a range of national & international partners, and maintain and expand CLEO’s diverse network of collaborators
  • Contribute to the planning of communications strategies and help to establish communication targets per project
  • Monitor progress towards achieving communication targets and contribute to project impact reporting
  • Identify promotion and publicity opportunities, both in Greece and abroad
  • Support event management (whenever needed)
  • Contribute to internal knowledge management
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Latest Publications

Reducing Duration of Antibiotic Use for Presumed Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis in Greek NICUs. A “Low-Hanging Fruit” Approach

Ioannis Kopsidas, Grammatiki-Christina Tsopela, Nafsika-Maria Molocha, Eleni Bouza,Elisavet Chorafa, Evangelia Chorianopoulou, Vasileios Giapros, Despoina Gkentzi, Theodoros Gkouvas, Anastasia Kapetanaki, Korina Karachristou, Georgia Karavana, Eleni Kourkouni, Georgia Kourlaba, Maria Lithoxopoulou, Vassiliki Papaevangelou, Maria Polychronaki, Emmanuel Roilides, Tania Siahanidou, Evangelia Stratiki, George A. Syrogiannopoulos, Christos Triantafyllou, Maria N. Tsolia, Emmanouela Tsouvala, Theoklis Zaoutis, Nikos Spyridis and Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections in Greece (PHiG) Investigators

Antibiotics, 2021 Mar;Online. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10030275


Antibiotics are commonly prescribed in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), where stewardship interventions are challenging. Lowering antibiotic consumption is desperately needed in Greece, a country with high antibiotic resistance rates. We sought to assess the effectiveness of a low-cost and -resource intervention to reduce antibiotic use in Greek NICUs implementing a “low-hanging fruit” approach. A prospective quasi-experimental study was conducted in 15/17 public NICUs in Greece (9/2016–06/2019).

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PHIG Project 2016

PHIG Project

PHIG Project

Surveillance of the most common hospital acquired infections


Departments from all over Greece participating in the PHIG project


Tools for data collection


Web application for building and managing online databases

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Το CLEO ιδρύθηκε με δωρεά του Ιδρύματος «Σταύρος Νιάρχος», το οποίο από το 2011 έως και σήμερα συνεχίζει να υποστηρίζει τη λειτουργία του ως βασικός δωρητής.


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