Mission “ANTHROPOS” was founded in 2010 with the purpose of offering medical aid to vulnerable groups and people with no access to health services.
In tandem with its activities in Greece, from 2010 to 2012 Mission “ANTHROPOS” was involved in volunteer activities at Ayder Refferal Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia, providing medical services, supplies and equipment, as well as training to the hospital’s medical and paramedical personnel. Due to the economic crisis, since 2012 the organisation has concentrated its activities in Greece.
Mission “ANTHROPOS” has come to address a serious lack in health services, by providing medical care to all those who require it and belong to vulnerable groups of the population.
“We support: Medical care for all” programme
Launched in July 2013, this programme provides health protection services to vulnerable groups of the population, consisting in the personalised coverage of medical needs for children and adults, Greeks, immigrants and refugees referred to it by a network of 81 cooperating organisations located in 10 Prefectures around the country. To this day, a total of 1,962 such requests have been granted and fully completed.
From January to September 2019, Mission “ANTHROPOS” received a total of 302 requests for the coverage of medical needs, of which 176 were processed, granted and fully completed, 23 were rejected/cancelled and 103 are currently being considered.
These 176 completed requests for the first nine months of 2019 covered medical needs concerning medical examinations and laboratory tests, medical visits, prescriptions for medication / purchase of medications, the purchase of orthopaedic articles, oxygen breathing devices, hearing aids and corrective spectacles.
“We gift smiles to children” programme
Implemented as a pilot, this programme provides dental prevention and treatment services for 500 children from vulnerable groups of the population, referred by the Social Services of municipalities, public benefit foundations and non-profit organisations in the Prefecture of Attica. In particular, the programme comprises diagnostic dental checks, dental intervention and preventive dental care, as well as education on dental health, by providing information to the children and their guardians. To this day, 384 children have been examined, referred by the social services of three (3) municipalities, three (3) public benefit foundations and one (1) non-profit organisation, of which 293 have been referred for dental therapy.
In their own words:
“For yet another year, you have stood by our side, covering our operating requirements, embracing and supporting our important work – to offer medical and pharmaceutical support to our vulnerable fellow citizens. We thank you from the bottom of our heart.”