CyFPA

About Us

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The Cyprus Federation of Patients’ Associations (CyFPA) was founded in November 1986 and counts 36 member organizations and 4 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. Ithaki Charity Organization

29. Cyprus Stroke Association

30. Association for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”

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

32. ADD and ADHD Cyprus

33. Down Syndrome Cyprus

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

35. Myasthenia Gravis

36. Ena oneiro mia evxi

Associated Members:

1. Birth Forward

2. Association «Mora Thavmata»

3. Cyprus Breastfeeding Association

4. Christina Apostolou Foundation

 

Executive committee

POSITION NAME SURNAME ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF CyFPA
President Pambos Papadopoulos Cyprus Myopathy Association
Vice President Stella Elevtheriadou Association of Parents & Friends of Children with Heart Disease
Secretary Marios Charalambides Europa Donna
Assistant Secretary Despoina Rousou Cyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association
Treasurer DemetrisGenethli Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Association
Assistant Treasurer Miltos  Miltiadous Cyprus Thalassaemia Association
Press Spokesperson Demetris Lambrianides Cyprus Paraplegics Organization
Ex-officio Marios Vakanas Association for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”
Ex-officio Andonis Tryfonos Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)

Board of Directors

POSITION FULL NAME ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF CyFPA
President Pambos Papadopoulos Cyprus Myopathy Association
Vice President Stela  Elevtheriadou Association of Parents & Friends of Children with Heart Disease
Secretary Marios Charalampides Europa Donna Cyprus
Treasurer Demetris Genethli
Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Association
Deputy Secretary Despoina Rousou Cyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association
Deputy Treasurer Miltos Miltiadous Cyprus Thalassaemia Association
Press Spokesperson Demetris Lamprianides Cyprus Paraplegics Organization
Deputy Member Evtixios Kafataris Cyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association
Deputy Member Andreas Loizias Cyprus Thalassaemia Association
Deputy Member Xenia Paatsalidou Association of Parents & Friends of Children with Heart Disease
Deputy Member Annita Evgeniou 
Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Association
Member Keti Kelogrigori Cyprus Thalassaemia Association ‘ZOE’
Deputy Member Maria Papapetrou Cyprus Thalassaemia Association ‘ZOE’
Member Maria Ioannidou The Cyprus anti-cancer society
Deputy Member Nikoletta Athanasiadou The Cyprus anti-cancer society
Deputy Member Louiza Poly Europa Donna Cyprus
Member Andonakis Mavrides Cyprus Diabetic Association
Deputy Member Andreas Papoulas Cyprus Diabetic Association
Member Stelios Christodoulou Cyprus Cardiac Patients Association
Deputy Member Chrysanthos Chrysanthou Cyprus Cardiac Patients Association
Member Andonis Andoniou Cyprus Transplant Association
Deputy Member Sotiris Kleanthous Cyprus Transplant Association
Member Souzi Makri Cyprus League of People with Rheumatism (CYLPER)
Deputy Member Andri Foka Cyprus League of People with Rheumatism (CYLPER)
Member Theodora Vasileiou Pancyprian Association of Friends of Kidney Patients
Deputy Member Kyriaki Makri Pancyprian Association of Friends of Kidney Patients
Member Katerina Onisiforou Ioannou Association for People with Autism
Deputy Member Christina Tryfonos Association for People with Autism
Member Simos Katsouris Pan-Cypriot Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
Deputy Member Spyroula Mavrommati Pan-Cypriot Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
Member Pola Christofidou Cyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders
Deputy Member Maria Caralampous Cyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders
Member Miranda Chrysostomou Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)
Deputy Member Antonis Tryfonos Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)
Member Emily Groutidou Petridou Pancyprian organization of people with kidney disorders
Deputy Member Giorgos Mesaritis Pancyprian organization of people with kidney disorders
Member Maria Christodoulou Cyprus Pulmonary Association
Deputy Member Andriani Tandele Cyprus Pulmonary Association
Member Maria Solomou Cyprus Association of Friends and Individuals with Brain Tumors
Deputy Member Maria Kyriakou Cyprus Association of Friends and Individuals with Brain Tumors
Member Michalis Theodorou Cyprus Hepatitis Patients and Friends Association ‘Prometheus’
Deputy Member Gianoulla Koulla Cyprus Hepatitis Patients and Friends Association ‘Prometheus’
Member Giannos Giorgalis

Europa UOMO Cyprus

Deputy Member Savvas Iliofotou Europa UOMO Cyprus
Deputy Member Panagiotis Voskos Cyprus Myopathy Association
Member Panagiota Xatzisimou The Cyprus Coeliac Association
Deputy Member Elena Tsielepi The Cyprus Coeliac Association
Member Xenofon Ioannides Pan-Cyprian Association Elpidoforos
Member Martha Polyraki Pan-Cyprian Association Elpidoforos
Member Stalo Kyriakidou Pan-Cyprian Association for Rare Genetic Diseases ‘Unique Smiles’
Deputy Member Katia Kyriakou Pan-Cyprian Association for Rare Genetic Diseases ‘Unique Smiles’
Deputy Member Katerina Panagiotou Cyprus Paraplegics Organization
Member Louiza Stefanidou Pan-Cyprian Association of Parents and Friends of the Pediatric Oncology Unit
Deputy Member Eleni Anastasiou Pan-Cyprian Association of Parents and Friends of the Pediatric Oncology Unit
Member Elena Megalemou Triandafilide Association «Mora Thavmata»
Deputy Member Giannos Pirisiis Association «Mora Thavmata»
Member Isavella Karaoli Ithaki Charity Organization
Deputy Member Ioanna Koundouri Ithaki Charity Organization
Member Marina Charalampous Cyprus Stroke Association
Deputy Member Alexia Koundouri Cyprus Stroke Association
Member Marios Vakanas Association for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”
Deputy Member Vaso Tikkou Association for inherited metabolic diseases “ASPIDA ZOIS”
Member Andigoni Diakou Pan-Cyprian Association of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders ‘Mi me lismonei’
Deputy Member Alexandra Achilleos Pan-Cyprian Association of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders ‘Mi me lismonei’
Member Marina Georgiou

ADD and ADHD Cyprus

Deputy Member Popi Xanthou

ADD and ADHD Cyprus

Member Stylianos Theodorou

Down Syndrome Cyprus

Deputy Member Aggelos Constandinides

Down Syndrome Cyprus

Member Nicolas Lazarou

Pan-Cyprian Association of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia

Deputy Member Tasoula Mandidou

Pan-Cyprian Association of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia

Member Giota Doukanari

Birth Forward

Deputy Member Demetra Tsagkaraki

Birth Forward

Member Andonis Gavrielides

Myasthenia Gravis

Deputy Member Marios Demetriou

Myasthenia Gravis

Member Giorgos Penindaex

Ena oneiro mia evxi

Deputy Member Maro Xatzichristofi

Ena oneiro mia evxi

Member Andreas A. Apostolou

Christina A. Apostolou Institution

Deputy Member Apostolos X. Apostolou

Christina A. Apostolou Institution

Member Eirini Pafiti

Cyprus Breastfeeding Association

Deputy Member Ourania Kolokotroni

Cyprus Breastfeeding Association