Following a four-day visit to the village of Sidirokastro in Messinia, the Mobile Medical Units (MMU) continue their journey towards the southern Peloponnese, planning to make two stops in Agios Nikolaos and Areopoli.
Specifically, the MMU will provide free medical care to the residents of Agios Nikolaos for three days in February, between Saturday the 2nd and Tuesday the 5th, and to the residents of Areopoli between Wednesday the 6th and Friday the 8th.
As part of the visit by the MMU, residents in Agios Nikolaos, Areopoli and the wider region will have the opportunity to see doctors of different specialties and undergo a series of specialized medical examinations, including ultrasounds, mammography, Pap tests, electrocardiograms, and bone density measurements. During the visit of MMUs, public lectures by specialized professionals will take place on subjects such as learning difficulties, mental health, nutrition, exercise is medicine and administering first aid.
Along with the MMU program, Sports Excellence with the Mobile Sports Medicine Unit will implement an innovative sporting program ‘Enjoy Sports and Decide What You Like’ for 6-12 year olds. Children through five playstations will have the opportunity to learn different sports and learn their skills. The team of nutritionists will make at the same time body composition index measurements, record dietary habits and make individual interventions.
The Mobile Medical Units are the result of an initiative undertaken by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and carried out, with the exclusive support of the SNF, by the NGO Regeneration & Progress, in collaboration with Health Units SA. On each mission to islands and isolated areas of Greece, the Mobile Medical Units are accompanied by a medical team with specialists in more than a dozen disciplines, qualified nursing and technical staff, and medical school students, among others.
Since the launch of the program in January 2014, a total of 40 missions to remote areas of Greece have been completed, responding to the fundamental need of all residents of the country for open access to specialized medicine and medical equipment.