17 DECEMBER 2018 / The Mobile Medical Units travel to the Greek island of Anafi

Following their latest visit to Patmos, from December 15th to December 16th, the Mobile Medical Units travelled to the island of Anafi, to provide free comprehensive medical care and support to the residents of the remote island.

Anafi’s residents received high quality medical care from doctors of all specialties and undergo medical examinations, including X-Rays, ultrasounds, mammography, Pap tests, electrocardiograms and bone density measurements. The examinations were complemented by lectures regarding healthy eating, learning difficulties and first aid lessons led by specialized professionals.

The Mobile Medical Units is an initiative undertaken by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and is carried out with the exclusive support of the SNF, by the NGO “Regeneration & Progress”, in collaboration with the Health Units S.A. On each mission in islands and isolated areas in Greece, Mobile Medical Units are accompanied by a medical team specialized in a wide range of disciplines, qualified nursing and technical staff, as well as medical school students, amongst others.

Since the launch of the program, in January 2014, to date, a total of 38 missions in remote areas of Greece have been completed, responding to the fundamental need of all residents of the country for open access to all medical specialties, as well as to specialized medical equipment.