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Georgos Vithoulkas; (Γιώργος Βυθούλκας, * on 25th July, 1932 in Athens) is a Greek homeopath.
George Vithoulkas is today:
- Honorary Professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece,
- Honorary Professor at the Moscow Medical Academy (Academy of Medical Sciences),
- Honorary Professor at the State Medical University of Chuvash Republic (Russia),
- Honorary Professor of the Autonomous (NonProfit) Organisation of Additional Professional Education-"National Educational Centre for Traditional and Complementary Medicine" (Russia),
- Professor at the Kiev Medical Academy,
- Honorary Professor of PHEE “Kyiv Medical University”,
- Honorary Professor at Dnipro Medical Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Ukraine),
Collaborating Professor at the Basque Medical University (2001-2004),
- Doctor Honoris Causa of “Dr. Viktor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (Romania) and
- Doctor Honoris Causa of “Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
- Senior Associate Member of Royal Society of Medicine, UK.
In 1996, he was honored with the Right Livelihood Award (also known as Alternative Nobel Prize, www.rightlivelihood.org) “…for his outstanding contribution to the revival of homeopathic knowledge and the training of homeopaths to the highest standards”. The United Nations (Development Forum) consider this award “Among the world’s most prestigious awards”.
In 2000, George Vithoulkas was honored with the Gold Medal of the Hungarian Republic, by the country’s President, Arpad Goncz, for his work in the homeopathic medicine. In 2000, George Vithoulkas was awarded by the Minister of Health in India with the Gold Medal as the “Homeopath of the Millennium”.
In 2012, he was honored with the Honorary Award of National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Ukraine named after P.L. Shupyk" (George Vithoulkas - Honorary Professor, a distinguished scholar and teacher).
INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ORGANISATIONS
In 1980, George Vithoulkas was invited by the World Health Organization to write the first article on homeopathy for the book, Traditional Medicine, published by WHO, as well as the main article in the round table discussion for WHO’s scientific magazine, the World Health Forum journal.
In 1996, he was invited by the European Parliament to explain the position of homeopathy and after his presentation the European Parliament voted in favour of homeopathy.
On 11th June, 1999, George Vithoulkas was requested by the Council of Europe to make a day- long presentation on homeopathic medicine (as part of their evaluation of alternative therapeutic methods) before the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee. The text that was published thereafter mentions his receipt of the Alternative Nobel Prize and refers to his categorization of the various alternative methods.
In 2008, Prof. George Vithoulkas was invited as an honorary speaker to express his views on homeopathy in an opening speech at the “2nd World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)”. In his speech, entitled “Is Homeopathy a Science?”, George Vithoulkas reported on the impressive developments in homeopathy over the past fifteen years. He described the basic principles of homeopathy and stressed that clinical experience of thousands of homeopaths worldwide on treating chronic diseases has led to the conclusion that homeopathy is classed as an “Evidence Based Medicine”.
- World Health Forum, Round Table: Homeopathy Today, “Homeopathy, A therapy for the future?”, George Vithoulkas, WHO, Geneva, Vol.4, No2, 1983.