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Mitsotakis Receives WHO/Europe Director Hans Henri Kluge

ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis received World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Henri Kluge at Maximos Mansion on Friday.

Kluge inaugurated the WHO Centre of Excellence for Quality of Care & Patient Safety in Athens on Thursday with Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias, who was also present at the meeting with Mitsotakis. The center will promote equal access to health benefits for Greece, Europe and countries bordering the Mediterranean.

Earlier on Friday Kluge and Kikilias paid a visit to the 'Promitheas' vaccination megacenter in Maroussi, accompanied by Secretary General for Primary Care Marios Themistocleous.

Kluge spoke with citizens waiting for their vaccination appointments and said he was "very impressed" by the rate and methodical rollout of vaccinations.

The WHO/Europe director inaugurated the WHO Centre of Excellence for Quality of Care and Patient Safety in Athens on Thursday. The center will promote equal access to health benefits for Greece, Europe and countries bordering the Mediterranean.

Kluge said Monday that Europe has surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19 and the situation remains "serious," with about 1.6 million new cases reported each week in the region.

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