The Pancyprian Federation of Patients’ Associations and Friends was founded in November 1986 and represents 35 Associations dealing with chronic diseases. The Federation cooperates with its Association members with the purpose of promoting their aims and solving general problems. It also promotes the protection of patients’ rights at all levels, according to Cypriot and European legislation, as it is a major factor of ensuring the level of health care. In addition, it cooperates with all relevant agencies dealing with health matters, especially with the Ministry of Health.