Doctors of the World - Greek Delegation was established in 1990 with the aim to offer medical and humanitarian aid to those in need both in Greece and around the world. Throughout the years, Doctors of the World - Greek Delegation has organized missions of medical and humanitarian aid in more than 50 countries. In Greece, it offers an abundance of services and programs, including the operation of 4 Open Polyclinics. The aim of these Polyclinics is to provide primary medical health care and psycho-social support to people who lack access to the National Health Care.
The grant regards the implementation of "Message for Life", a healthcare and food aid program for elderly individuals in need. Its implementation is based on four pillars:
1. Healthcare and medication: the provision of specialized healthcare and pharmaceutical treatment to elders, at the Open Polyclinics in Athens and in Perama.
2. Vaccinations: the provision of vaccines against the seasonal flu to 200 elders.
3. Home visits: the provision of healthcare services at home, for a minimum of 100 elders with mobility difficulties.
4. Food packages: the supply of food packages to a minimum of 100 elders each month.