It is not hopeless
Healthbridge Medical was founded due to the exceptional need for additional medical services in Lesvos, Greece. The epicentre of the Greek refugee crisis, Lesvos has struggled to assist and adapt to the influx of refugees. In the summer of 2019, numbers sharply increased, and the existing camps became overwhelmed. The impact of this increase in people on Lesvos' existing medical centres was major. Driven by the needs of refugees, Healthbridge Medical seeks to work with the Greek medical systems to provide urgent care to refugees in Lesvos.
By the numbers
1000% above official capacity - Moria Refugee Camp
75% of refugees report severe mental health issues
Dozens of emergency cases daily
Primary and Secondary Care
Our vision is to create a medical facility on-site at Moria Camp, where approximately 17% of the island’s current population lives. Offering primary and secondary care, as well as pre-emergency screening, the on-site urgent care centre will work with locals to alleviate the burden of an over-crowded emergency room at Mytilene General Hospital, as well as at the local IKA Hospital. The provision of more services on-site at Moria will mean Greek residents will be able to access healthcare more quickly in Mytilene, and staff will not be overworked.
A Collaborative Model
Our mission is to provide high-quality medical services to the population in Moria Camp in an effort to both treat and prevent common health problems. We believe that by working different hours and with a more varied medical staff than current medical actors in Moria, we will be able to offset the high numbers of Moria residents who continue to seek healthcare in Mytilene. This collaborative approach is the future model for addressing an ongoing crisis. It is our intention that with an appreciation and respect for the local Greek’s needs, we are able to help absolve some of the issues that have come from an increased population with complex medical needs.
We are only a few steps away
Our onsite service will help refugees get the care they need when they need it.
Accessible Medical Care
Our team will support over one hundred people with medical needs, every day.
Healthbridge Medical Clinic
waiting to be refurbished
Healthcare needs of displaced people go all too often unnoticed, because of language barriers, distance of medical facilities and a lack of understanding the local healthcare context.
With the help of our translators, refugees themselves, patients are heard, diagnosed and get the attention and support they need in emergency situations.
Working with community members
We pride ourselves on our collaborative model. We work with various local actors and are backed by international supporters to address a humanitarian healthcare challenge.
Local and international partnerships
We can do this with your support
The Aegean Islands are beyond capacity, impacting both the local and refugee populations. With Moria camp at 1000% over capacity and current medical resources stretched thin, there is a need for additional medical care. We are raising money to be able to provide medicine, medical care, medical equipment and emergency care to refugees, in an effort to support other acting healthcare facilities. We are in urgent need of these resources!
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