THI Australia Announces a new AU$100,000 Grant to Doctors of the World Greece

October 1, 2021

The Hellenic Initiative Australia announced that a new AU$100,000 grant has been awarded to Doctors of the World Greece (MdM Greece) to continue the successful delivery of THI Australia’s Public Health Project at the Open Polyclinic in Athens.

THI Australia is pleased to share the results of the 2020 – 2021 Public Health Care Project in the attached Report.

“The decision to renew the Public Health Project was an easy decision for THI Australia to make given the tremendous results of the 2020 – 2021 Project and we are grateful to Con and Rita Berbatis for their continued generosity,” said THI Australia Director, Professor Helen Zorbas AO.

“Knowing that we were able to offer close to 4,000 vulnerable people, across all age groups, with access to urgent health care during the unforeseen COVID-19 challenges, between June 2020 to May 2021, is key to THI Australia’s purpose and the impact we strive to achieve,” said Professor Zorbas.

The new Grant to MdM Greece will primarily contribute towards the employment of a dedicated team including a general practitioner, a nurse, and a social worker who form the front line support for the Project, as well as emergency medication.

THI Australia anticipates that the 2021 – 2022 THI Australia Public Health Project will enable a further 3,000 people who need our support, from across the Attica region, to receive basic health care services that are otherwise out of their reach. This will also involve an estimated 6,500 consultations, 2,000 medical assessments and the provision of emergency pharmaceuticals.

“We express our deep gratitude on behalf of all the beneficiaries of THI Australia’s Public Health Project, MdM staff and volunteers, and we especially wish to thank the Australian donor, Mr Con Berbatis and his family, for making this additional Grant possible,” said Doctors of the World Greece President, Dr Hara Tsiouvaras.

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