The International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos (IFHK) is a Private Law Entity, with a nonprofit and international character. The foundation is a result of the initiative taken in 1960 by Spyridon Economou, Professor of Urology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
The objectives of the Foundation are achieved:
a] with the construction of a Conference Center, a Hippocratic Library and the enrichment of the existing Hippocratic Museum
b) by building from other states their own stands, intended for the institutional needs of the institutions and for the service of the non-state members of the Institutions
c] with the continuous upgrading of the already existing Kos Hospital, so that it includes Clinics and Laboratories of all specialties
d] in cooperation with Clinical and Laboratory Institutions and Organizations of the World (such as the World Health Organization, UNESCO, etc.)
e] with the connection of the Institutions with the Medical Schools of the Hellenic and Foreign Universities, which have a history of Medicine.