Working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece

April 13, 2020



L’Initiative Hellenique du Canada


Médecins du Monde – Greece (“MdM Greece”)

Working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece.

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Stay Home – Menoume Spiti
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, MdM Greece started a program on March 18th to provide much needed services to seniors, who live in Athens and have no relatives. 

The program enables seniors who live on their own, have special needs such as chronic diseases (i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular health issues) and are extremely vulnerable to remain at home.

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MdM staff reach out to seniors by phone offering a range of services including medical and mental health consultations delivered by qualified professionals. The program also includes drivers and nurses who make home visits supplying medicines to eligible seniors.

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The Digital Platform
MdM Greece created a digital platform enabling patients to meet with doctors by video-conference calls, allowing patients to stay home. Avoiding unnecessary hospital visits, reduces health risks while decreasing the pressure on the heavily burdened National Health System.

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If the medical professional makes a referral, an MdM Greece administrator arranges the necessary appointment with the National Health System. The program supported on 2  administrators and 8 doctors.

THI Canada rushed a grant of $50,000.00  to MdM Greece to implement the STAY AT HOME and DIGITAL PLATFORM projects in real time.

Please help us enhance this innovative and just in time service to help fight the pandemic and  protect some of the most vulnerable people in Greece.

Donate Now

Please sign up for a monthly donation to help us keep these projects running for as long as they are needed. 

The Hellenic Initiative Canada is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a registered charity (Reg# 760475491 RR 0001). When you make a donation you will receive an official donation receipt for income tax purposes issued from The Hellenic Initiative Canada.

DOCTORS OF THE WORLD GREECE Doctors of the World / Médecins du Monde – Greece (“MdM Greece”) is a medical humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in 1990. It is a member of Médecins Du Monde International and shares the guiding principle that every human being has a right to humanitarian assistance, irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, or political persuasion. Its long term goal is to make healthcare a basic human right.

MdM Greece’s objective is to ensure that the most vulnerable individuals and those living below the poverty line in Greece have free access to primary healthcare at multiple locations and mobile clinics. It provides medical consultation and examinations, vaccinations, social support, and referrals to secondary healthcare units.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Hellenic Initiative Canada (THI-C), we thank you for supporting our crisis relief and humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in Greece.