MDA Hellas Inaugurates the Neuromuscular Diseases Unit at the University Hospital of Patra
18 November 2010

The newly-established Neuromuscular Diseases Unit at the University Hospital of Patra will be inaugurated on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010. The establishment of the new Unit was made possible by an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which provided funding for renovations and the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment.

This grant was dedicated in memory of Mary A. Dracopoulos, sister of the late Stavros Niarchos. The Unit is the third Neuromuscular Diseases Unit set up by MDA Hellas. Τhe first was established in 2002 at the Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, and the second in 2007, at the University General Hospital of Thessaloniki A.H.E.P.A.

Founded in 2000, MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Hellas is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions of those suffering from muscular dystrophy and to addressing the many problems caused by neuromuscular diseases. The organization’s main goals are to conduct advocacy work in the health, education, athletic and professional sectors and to help people suffering from neuromuscular diseases integrate themselves into society.

For more information on this grant, please click here.