THI Australia rewards $100,000 grant to Doctors of the World Greece

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Hellenic Initiative Australia (THI) has given $100,000 as part of their Public Health Project to humanitarian healthcare agency Doctors of the World Greece (MdM Greece). 

The funding will help staff the Open Polyclinic in Athens so they can continue providing free medical care for vulnerable communities. 

“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 director Helen Zorbas AO. 

THI director Professor Helen Zorbas AO says the Public Health Project has helped 4,000 people access urgent health care between June 2020 and May 2021 (Photo: Greek Herald)

The funding will also go towards sourcing emergency medication. 

“We express our deep gratitude on behalf of all the beneficiaries of THI Australia’s Public Health Project, MdM staff, and volunteers…

“…we especially wish to thank the Australian donor, Mr. Con Berbatis and his family, for making this additional grant possible,” MdM Greece president Dr. Hara Tsiouvaras says.

Zorbas says the project has helped 4,000 people access urgent health care between June 2020 and May 2021.

She says it “is key to THI Australia’s purpose and the impact we strive to achieve”.

THI says it expects to help 3,000 more people across Attica between 2021-22 over “an estimated 6,500 consultations, 2,000 medical assessments and the provision of emergency pharmaceuticals”.

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