Mission Anthropos was founded in 2010. Its main scope is to offer free medical assistance to individuals in need around the globe, without any racial, political, religious or other discrimination. Its operation relies on work offered by volunteers, doctors, nurses and other personnel. Throughout its history, Mission Anthropos has developed various programs, both in Greece and abroad. It has realized three medical - humanitarian missions in Ethiopia. In Greece, a) the "Emvoliazoume (= we vaccinate): children without insurance, not without protection" program, which has started in 2012, aims at the coverage of vaccinations for uninsured children. These children are of uninsured Greek families, immigrants and refugees. Between July 2012 and August 2017, 5,434 children received 18,090 vaccines; b) “Stirizoume - Health Care Support for All” Program: commenced in 2013 and its purpose is the coverage of medical and/or pharmaceutical requests. Through this program, 986 requests have been satisfied, including medical ex-aminations, medications, surgeries, medical/orthopaedic supplies and births. c) Additional activities directed to vulnerable populations, for example preventive medicine campaigns and provision of basic need items and medicine.
The grant regards the creation of a pilot program that will provide health care to 4 care homes for 12 months. Currently, the vast majority of care homes collaborate with a pathologist who supervises the general health of the elderly residents and prescribes the necessary medication. Usually, the pathologist visits the care home on a weekly basis and in cases of emergency. The program will aim at providing a more in-depth and integrated approach to the residents’ health. The program will begin with an assessment of each resident’s health and medical needs. Each patient will receive diagnostic tests in order to evaluate the condition of their health. Patients will then be examined by various specialties through the Mobile Clinic of Henry Dunant Hospital Center. Subsequently, a report with recommended action–treatment and prevention– will be proposed to each resident. Patients will then receive specialized medical care and medication and vaccinations will also be provided where needed. Diagnostic tests and clinical examinations will also be performed at the end of the program in order to evaluate the progress of the residents’ health and, subsequently, the success of the program.