Doctors Without Borders Greece - Program support - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Doctors Without Borders Greece

Program support
Part of the Refugee and Immigrant Support Program.

The Doctors without Borders program aims to provide much needed medical and psychological support to migrants at the 4 detention centers in Evros (Fylakio, Soufli, Ferres and Tychero) and at the exit points of Igoumenitsa and Patra.  The Program objectives are: (a) to monitor the medical and humanitarian needs of migrants at entry / exit points; (b) to create capacity response mechanisms within 48 hours upon verification of needs; (c) to consider an intervention that includes medical screening to identify major morbidities, chronic or infectious and communicable diseases that need closer follow up, liaisons with the public health system, psychological support, the establishment of a referral system and the distribution of hygiene kits and sleeping bags; (d) to monitor changing routes and flows in quarterly reviews and modify the program according to needs; (e) to share know-how with other involved governmental actors and  NGOs.

Doctors without Borders Greece was founded in 1990 and, since then, more than 450 Greek doctors, nurses and logisticians have participated in programs in more than 40 countries.