1st Fertility Festival in Athens focused on low birth rates, demographic problem and Fertility Travel

The 1st Fertility Festival closed its works on Sunday June 9th at Zappeion Megaron in Athens with the participation of prominent scientists, politicians and religious personalities. The scientific conference has been organized by the International Health Tourism Center and was held under the auspices of ELITOUR, the Athens Medical Association, the Global Greek Doctors Institute and FedHatta

The scientific and social message of the festival was to raise awareness about Fertility to Greek and international scientists, State officials, participants of Health Tourism initiatives in Greece, and to the general public .

On Sunday a Celebration of Fertility took place by a special rap song “Mama”,written exclusively on this purpose, and which has already become a viral among youngsters in Greece. Young parents of Assisted Reproduction and their kids came to Zappeion Megaron to celebrate motherhood, fertility and family , on a mini dance parade that brought families and experts together . All parents spoke about the blessing of a child in their marriage, the gift of life that changed the meaning of their lives, and thanked the Greek scientists for making their dream come true .

The President of the International Health Tourism Center and President of Athens Medical Association Mr. George Patoulis emphasized on the worldwide scientific distinction of the Greek doctors on Assisted Reproduction and IVF methods that make the specialty take the lead among the other Greek Medical Tourism branches .

The President of Athens Medical Association and Newly elected Attica governor referred also to the decreasing number of births in Greece, which he said, due to the economic crisis, after 2011 is falling lower than the number of deaths, with bleak forecasts.

The slogan is that Yes, we can,” said George Patoulis, and stressed that “Couples all over the world come to Greece to make their dream of a child come true, and they do succeed, so the Greek parents can achieve that goal as well.”