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: a. "Open Polyclinics": 4 Open Polyclinics operate with the aim to provide primary medical health care and psychosocial support to people who lack access to the National Health Care, b. "Iris": since 2006, this mobile Ophthalmological Unit realizes visits to geographically isolated areas for diagnostic and preventive ophthalmological checks and c. "Lito": since 2003, this Pediatric - Dental Mobile Unit provides medical care to children who live in remote areas and have little access to health services.
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 400 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.