The Mobile Medical Units (MMU) left the Sporades and headed for the Little Cyclades, with springtime Donoussa as their final destination.
For the second time since the start of the program, the MMUs set up a fully equipped clinic in Donoussa to offer free exams to the island’s residents.
The MMU team arrived at the port of Donoussa on Thursday, May 2 and remained on the island until Sunday, May 5. During this time, the residents of Donoussa had the opportunity to consult doctors of various specialties and undergo tests including ultrasounds, mammograms, PAP tests, electrocardiograms, and bone density measurements. Out of 100 inhabitants of the island, 85 people were examined. All in all a total of 188 medical appointments and 168 medical tests were provided by the medical team. During the stay of the Mobile Medical Units, the island’s teenagers had the opportunity to attend a lecture by the Mission’s Clinical Psychologist on emotional issues faced during adolescence.
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 46 missions to remote areas of Greece have been completed. The aim of the program is to ensure equal access to high-quality health services for all residents of the country.
Click here to watch a short documentary about the recent visit of the Mobile Medical Units to Schoinoussa, in early January 2019.