Medical support to Refugees in Athens at Christmas

by Frances Dawson in Athens, , Greece

We did it
On 4th December 2019 we successfully raised £2,040 with 62 supporters in 28 days

To enable me to travel to Athens to provide nursing support and medical supplies for refugees fleeing war, slavery, torture and persecution.

by Frances Dawson in Athens, , Greece

This project is to raise money to enable me to travel to Athens to work with Medical Volunteers International, (MVI) providing front line nursing support to refugees in this time of crisis. The refugees in Athens  are living in squats, tents and on the streets  in freezing , unsanitary and crowded conditions.

I will be adding my skills as a qualified nurse and minor injury practitioner to a small team which includes 2 Doctors, 1 paramedic, 2 nurses and up to 2 medical students. I will provide medical care including; dressings to burns, blisters and wounds from torture; treatment of parasitic infections, dog bites, common illnesses and diseases both acute and chronic.

The clinics are held in various places throughout the city. I will be required to travel between them with medical supplies visiting squats, camps and street clinics for the homeless.

Remember these people are fleeing war, persecution and slavery. They have already experienced trauma that, hopefully, we never will. Please click on the DONATE  button now, and give what you can.

Your pledged money will be going towards:

Flights.

Medical equipment; including Blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitoring kits and blood testing equipment.

Control of infection supplies;  gloves, hand sanitiser, aprons and masks.

Dressings; various types including bandages and blister plasters.

Medication; paracetamol (adults and paediatric), Ibuprofen (adult and paediatric) codeine, Mebendazole (for parasitic infection) oral rehydration, ibuprofen gel, Ranitidine, fungal cream, cetirizine, antibiotics and insulin.

Money to assist keeping the ambulance fully equipped and on the road.

All these resources are desperately needed in as greater quantity as possible as the supplies are very expensive and surprisingly difficult to get hold of in Greece. The charity relies heavily on what practitioners can bring with them when they volunteer … so the more you can give, the more I can take with me.

Thank you for reading this and thank you for donating

 

 

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