By Vanessa Uriarte - Manager of Institutional Giving
The need for medical attention and primary health care is still prevalent at the Refugee Transit Center, even though the movement of refugees remains stable.
The 4,356 hours from nine Project HOPE volunteers have allowed for the medical treatment of around 450 patients seeking medical attention.
For some it is only a daily checkup, but for others it is a constant visit because they face the challenge of having a chronic disease. While severe cases are sent to the nearest hospitals in Kumanovo or Gevgelija, there are still high volumes of refugees and migrants entering the Transit Center.
The team in Macedonia is working closely with the new Minister of Health and his closest advisors to assess the situation and focus efforts towards the most needed areas concerning the refugees.
More information on this will follow in the next few weeks while we are expecting from the Government to continue the state of crisis declaration on both borders for the upcoming period.
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