The World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) has honoured Greek doctor Anargyros D. Mariolis with the World Family Doctor Award for 2021, an honorary distinction of international appeal which is awarded every two years to doctors from all over the world.
The criteria for the award are for a family doctor who is at the same time a provider of holistic, human-centered, quality care, informed decision-making, interdisciplinary communication, and a community leader with administrative virtues. This year’s award recognises his contribution, for his work not only in urban areas, but in remote areas of Greece, such as Mani.
“Ideas and work coexist in this distinction. Looking daily through the window of patients, who are now illuminated by this Award, the need for new human values arises. We must all work hard and decisively to paint a brighter sun all over the world, which will spread its warmth everywhere, for the Primary Health Care sector and the family doctor.” responded Dr Mariolis to the honour.
Dr Mariolis is the director of the Areopolis Health Centre and a doctor of the Medical School of the University of Athens. It is also worth mentioning that Dr Mariolis was named the best Family Doctor in Europe for 2019, while since September 2020 he is a member of the Committee of Experts of the Ministry of Health.