Mobile Medical Units Maintain Busy Schedule of Visits to Greek Islands
04 September 2020

After a summer busy with visits to dozens of regions, the Mobile Medical Units are continuing at the same pace in the fall. In less than a month, they will travel more than 700 kilometers to visit the residents of Lipsi, Granitsa, Agrafa, Agathonisi, and Patmos.

At each stop, medical specialists and nursing staff will provide residents with free comprehensive care and medical exams including ultrasounds, mammography tests, and bone density scans. The Mobile Medical Units will be in Lipsi from September 3 to 7, in Granitsa from September 11 to 15, in Agathonisi from September 30 to October 1, and in Patmos from October 2 to 7.

The Mobile Medical Units are the outcome of an initiative undertaken by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and are carried out, with exclusive support from SNF, by the nonprofit Regeneration & Progress in collaboration with Health Units SA.

Since the program was launched in January 2014, a total of 75 missions have visited remote islands and areas of Greece. The aim is to ensure that everyone in the country has access to high-quality health services, regardless of where they live.