CyFPA

About Us

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The Cyprus Federation of Patients’ Associations (CyFPA) was founded in November 1986 and counts 37 member organizations and 3 associated members, representing thousands of members and patients nationwide. CyFPA’s goal is to serve as the umbrella organization representing all patient associations. CyFPA is a member of the European Patients Federation (EPF) and an affiliated member of Eurordis International.

Vision

The vision of CyFPA is to empower patients in Cyprus with a unified and strong voice where high-quality healthcare should be available for everyone.

Mission

Its mission is to reassure citizens that it will strive for comprehensive, equitable, and social healthcare centered around patients, promoting collaborations between patient organizations and the state, aiming to achieve proper healthcare and social policies.

The Federation collaborates with its member associations to advance their goals and address general issues. Additionally, it advocates for the protection of patients’ rights at all levels, in accordance with Cyprus and European Union legislation, as a crucial parameter in ensuring the quality of healthcare.

Main values and principals:

Cooperation
It acknowledges the need for collaboration between associations and other entities to achieve its mission and vision.

Healthcare equality
It believes that every patient should have equal access to high-quality healthcare and aims to bring trust and equality regarding access and healthcare standards for all patients in Cyprus.

Transparency
It is an independent organization, and all its procedures and operations will be clearly defined, conducted with absolute transparency, and available to anyone who requests them.

Goals of our organization are:

  • Empowerment of the voice, role, and participation of patients
  • Improvement of access and quality in Healthcare
  • Empowerment through patient knowledge and education
  • Support of patient associations

Our Members

1. Cyprus League of People with Rheumatism (CYLPER)

2. Association of Parents & Friends of Children with Heart Disease

3. Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)

4. Cyprus Thalassaemia Association ‘ZOE’

5. The Cyprus anti-cancer society

6. Europa Donna Cyprus

7. Cyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association

8. Cyprus Diabetic Association

9. Cyprus Cardiac Patients Association

10. Cyprus Transplant Association

11. Pancyprian Thalassemia Association

12. Pancyprian Association of Friends of Kidney Patients

13. Association for People with Autism

14. Pan-Cypriot Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

15. Cyprus Pulmonary Association

16. Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Association

17. Pancyprian organization of people with kidney disorders

18. Cyprus Association of Friends and Individuals with Brain Tumors

19. Cyprus Hepatitis Patients and Friends Association ‘Prometheus’

20. Cyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders

21. Europa UOMO Cyprus

22. Cyprus Myopathy Association

23. The Cyprus Coeliac Association

24. Pan-Cyprian Association for Rare Genetic Diseases ‘Unique Smiles’

25. Pan-Cyprian Association Elpidoforos

26. Cyprus Paraplegics Organization

27. Pan-Cyprian Association of Parents and Friends of the Pediatric Oncology Unit

28. Pan-Cyprian Organization of Parents and Friends of Children with Brain and Other Paralyses ‘Agkalia Elpidas’

29. Ithaki Charity Organization

30. Cyprus Stroke Association

31. Association for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”

32. Pan-Cyprian Association of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders ‘Mi me lismonei’

33. ADD and ADHD Cyprus

34. Down Syndrome Cyprus

35. Pan-Cyprian Association of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia

36. Myasthenia Gravis

37. Ena oneiro mia evxi

Associated Members:

1. Birth Forward

2. Association «Mora Thavmata»

3. Cyprus Breastfeeding Association

 

Executive committee

POSITIONNAMESURNAMEASSOCIATION MEMBER OF CyFPA
PresidentPambosPapadopoulosCyprus Myopathy Association
Vice PresidentStellaElevtheriadouAssociation of Parents & Friends of Children with Heart Disease
SecretaryMariosCharalambidesEuropa Donna
Assistant SecretaryDespoinaRousouCyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association
TreasurerMirandaChrysostomouCyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)
Assistant TreasurerMiltos MiltiadousCyprus Thalassaemia Association
Press SpokespersonDemetrisLambrianidesCyprus Paraplegics Organization
Ex-officioMariosVakanasAssociation for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”
Ex-officioAndonisTryfonosCyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)

Board of Directors

POSITIONFULL NAMEASSOCIATION MEMBER OF CyFPA
PresidentPambos PapadopoulosCyprus Myopathy Association
Vice PresidentStela  ElevtheriadouAssociation of Parents & Friends of Children with Heart Disease
SecretaryMarios CharalampidesEuropa Donna Cyprus
TreasurerMiranda ChrysostomouCyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)
Deputy SecretaryDespoina RousouCyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association
Deputy TreasurerMiltos MiltiadousCyprus Thalassaemia Association
Press SpokespersonDemetris LamprianidesCyprus Paraplegics Organization
Deputy MemberEvtixios KafatarisCyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association
Deputy MemberAndreas LoiziasCyprus Thalassaemia Association
Deputy MemberXenia PaatsalidouAssociation of Parents & Friends of Children with Heart Disease
Deputy MemberAndonis TryfonosCyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)
MemberKeti KelogrigoriCyprus Thalassaemia Association ‘ZOE’
Deputy MemberMaria PapapetrouCyprus Thalassaemia Association ‘ZOE’
MemberMaria IoannidouThe Cyprus anti-cancer society
Deputy MemberNikoletta AthanasiadouThe Cyprus anti-cancer society
Deputy MemberLouiza PolyEuropa Donna Cyprus
MemberAndonakis MavridesCyprus Diabetic Association
Deputy MemberAndreas PapoulasCyprus Diabetic Association
MemberStelios ChristodoulouCyprus Cardiac Patients Association
Deputy MemberChrysanthos ChrysanthouCyprus Cardiac Patients Association
MemberAndonis AndoniouCyprus Transplant Association
Deputy MemberSotiris KleanthousCyprus Transplant Association
MemberSouzi MakriCyprus League of People with Rheumatism (CYLPER)
Deputy MemberAndri FokaCyprus League of People with Rheumatism (CYLPER)
MemberTheodora VasileiouPancyprian Association of Friends of Kidney Patients
Deputy MemberKyriaki MakriPancyprian Association of Friends of Kidney Patients
MemberKaterina Onisiforou IoannouAssociation for People with Autism
Deputy MemberChristina TryfonosAssociation for People with Autism
MemberSimos KatsourisPan-Cypriot Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
Deputy MemberSpyroula MavrommatiPan-Cypriot Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
MemberPola ChristofidouCyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders
Deputy MemberMaria CaralampousCyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders
MemberDemetris GenethliFamilial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Association
Deputy MemberAnnita EvgeniouFamilial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Association
MemberEmily Groutidou PetridouPancyprian organization of people with kidney disorders
Deputy MemberGiorgos MesaritisPancyprian organization of people with kidney disorders
MemberMaria ChristodoulouCyprus Pulmonary Association
Deputy MemberAndriani TandeleCyprus Pulmonary Association
MemberMaria SolomouCyprus Association of Friends and Individuals with Brain Tumors
Deputy MemberMaria KyriakouCyprus Association of Friends and Individuals with Brain Tumors
MemberMichalis TheodorouCyprus Hepatitis Patients and Friends Association ‘Prometheus’
Deputy MemberGianoulla KoullaCyprus Hepatitis Patients and Friends Association ‘Prometheus’
MemberGiannos Giorgalis

 Europa Uomo

Deputy MemberSavvas IliofotouEuropa Uomo
Deputy MemberPanagiotis VoskosCyprus Myopathy Association
MemberPanagiota XatzisimouThe Cyprus Coeliac Association
Deputy MemberElena TsielepiThe Cyprus Coeliac Association
MemberXenofon IoannidesPan-Cyprian Association Elpidoforos
MemberMartha PolyrakiPan-Cyprian Association Elpidoforos
MemberStalo KyriakidouPan-Cyprian Association for Rare Genetic Diseases ‘Unique Smiles’
Deputy MemberKatia KyriakouPan-Cyprian Association for Rare Genetic Diseases ‘Unique Smiles’
Deputy MemberKaterina PanagiotouCyprus Paraplegics Organization
MemberLouiza StefanidouPan-Cyprian Association of Parents and Friends of the Pediatric Oncology Unit
Deputy MemberEleni AnastasiouPan-Cyprian Association of Parents and Friends of the Pediatric Oncology Unit
MemberElena Megalemou TriandafilideAssociation «Mora Thavmata»
Deputy MemberGiannos PirisiisAssociation «Mora Thavmata»
MemberIsavella KaraoliIthaki Charity Organization
Deputy MemberIoanna KoundouriIthaki Charity Organization
MemberMarina CharalampousCyprus Stroke Association
Deputy MemberAlexia KoundouriCyprus Stroke Association
MemberMarios VakanasAssociation for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”
Deputy MemberVaso TikkouAssociation for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”
MemberAndigoni DiakouPan-Cyprian Association of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders ‘Mi me lismonei’
Deputy MemberAlexandra AchilleosPan-Cyprian Association of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders ‘Mi me lismonei’
MemberMarina Georgiou

ADD and ADHD Cyprus

Deputy MemberPopi Xanthou

ADD and ADHD Cyprus

MemberStylianos Theodorou

Down Syndrome Cyprus

Deputy MemberAggelos Constandinides

Down Syndrome Cyprus

MemberNicolas Lazarou

Pan-Cyprian Association of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia

Deputy MemberTasoula Mandidou

Pan-Cyprian Association of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia

MemberGiota Doukanari

Birth Forward

Deputy MemberDemetra Tsagkaraki

Birth Forward

MemberAndonis Gavrielides

Myasthenia Gravis

Deputy MemberMarios Demetriou

Myasthenia Gravis

MemberGiorgos Penindaex

Ena oneiro mia evxi

Deputy MemberMaro Xatzichristofi

Ena oneiro mia evxi

MemberAndreas A. Apostolou

Christina A. Apostolou Institution

Deputy MemberApostolos X. Apostolou

Christina A. Apostolou Institution

MemberEirini Pafiti

Cyprus Breastfeeding Association

Deputy MemberOurania Kolokotroni

Cyprus Breastfeeding Association

 

Employees

POSITIONNAMESURNAME
Director of OperationsAndreasChristodoulou
Legal OfficerMichaelaMarkou
Social Services & Program OfficerElenaCharalambous