Mobile Medical Units at Lidoriki: The Journey Continues
04 March 2019

Following their visits to Messinia and Lakonia, the Mobile Medical Units (MMU) left the Southern Peloponnese behind, for the time being, to move north to the village of Lidoriki, Phocis, on the slopes of Mount Giona.

The MMU team stayed in Lidoriki for three days, from Friday, March 1st to Sunday the 3rd, offering free medical services to local residents.

As part of the MMU visit, 349 residents of the village and the wider area had the opportunity to receive medical care from doctors of 13 specialties, including cardiology, pathology, radiology, and child psychology, and to undergo specialized medical examinations, including, among others, ultrasounds, mammography, Pap tests, electrocardiograms, and bone density measurements. All in all, 695 exams and 862 appointments took place. At the same time, educational talks and athletic activities for kids were held under the guidance of Sports Excellence team, in the village schoolyard.

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 doctors, qualified nursing and technical staff, and medical school students, among others.

Since the launch of the program in January 2014, a total of 43 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.