14 JANUARY 2019 / The Mobile Medical Units Traveled to the Greek Island of Schinoussa

Following their latest visit to Anafi, the Mobile Medical Units traveled to the island of Schinoussa, from January 11th to 13th, to provide free comprehensive medical care and support to the residents of the remote island.

Schinoussa’s residents received high quality medical care from doctors of all specialties and underwent medical examinations, including X-Rays, ultrasounds, mammography, Pap tests, electrocardiograms and bone density measurements. In total, 80 people have been and examined and 220 medical appointments have taken place. The examinations were complemented by 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 39 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.

To learn more about Mobile Medical Units program, click here.