Praksis - Program support - Stavros Niarchos Foundation


Program support
Part of the Refugee and Immigrant Support Program.

The Praksis program offers a wide range of health services for immigrants and underserved populations through the operation of general, dental, and gynecology practices, and of a pharmacy, both in Athens and in Thessaloniki. The program also includes streetwork for immediate medical support and advice on medical services to sensitive communities (e.g. Roma populations).

Praksis aims at the development, application and implementation of humanitarian and medical action programs. Praksis programs continue the work of the Greek arm of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) since 2004. Based on two Polyclinics in Athens and Thessaloniki, these programs offer immediate and free medical and pharmaceutical care, psychological and social support, legal aid, shelter and career advice to undeserved populations, including immigrants and refugees, the poor, Roma populations and victims of trafficking. Praksis is one of the leading organizations in the country working with immigrants, and maintains a very active role in collaborating with similar organizations, as well as being counterparty to the relevant State and European bodies.