Specifically, the MMU provided free medical care to the residents of Agios Nikolaos for three days in February, between Saturday the 2nd and Tuesday the 5th, and to the residents of Areopoli between Wednesday the 6th and Friday the 8th.
As part of the visit by the MMU, residents in Agios Nikolaos, Areopoli and the wider region had the opportunity to see doctors of different specialties and undergo a series of specialized medical examinations, including ultrasounds, mammography, Pap tests, electrocardiograms, and bone density measurements. In total, 1,018 people have been and examined and 1,383 medical appointments have taken place. In Areopoli, children, as well as adults of any age, had the opportunity to watch and participate in events held by the Sports Excellence team, including fencing and basketball. Trainers from the Sports Excellence program provided participants with advice and recommendations on sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles.
The Mobile Medical Units are the result of an initiative undertaken by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and carried out, with the exclusive support of the SNF, by the NGO Regeneration & Progress, in collaboration with Health Units SA. On each mission to islands and isolated areas of Greece, the Mobile Medical Units are accompanied by a medical team with specialists in more than a dozen disciplines, qualified nursing and technical staff, and medical school students, among others.
Since the launch of the program in January 2014, a total of 42 missions to remote areas of Greece have been completed, responding to the fundamental need of all residents of the country for open access to specialized medicine and medical equipment.
To learn more about the Mobile Medical Units program, click here.