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 Health  Greece Project #28042

Help Create Smiles for Refugees

by Health Point Foundation Vetted since 2017 Site Visit Verified
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees
Help Create Smiles for Refugees

Summary

Health-Point Foundation helps Alleviate Pain for thousands of Refugees in Camps in Thessaloniki Greece. As a volunteer-led, grassroots, non-profit organisation we rely heavily on kind donations to keep our project running. Funds go towards purchasing essential dental equipment to carry out the dental work, medication and supporting long-term ground coordinators.

$15,000
total goal
$10,573
remaining
38
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The world is watching a quick climb in the number of people forced to flee from wars, conflict and oppression. EU has closed the borders from Greece into the rest of Europe in hopes of better managing the crisis The conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq has created one of the largest refugee crises the world has seen since WWII. With the new EU agreement in place, 60,000+ refugees are being housed in small camps and apartments.

Solution

Since December 2015,Health-Point Foundation has been fulfilling an unmet need by providing free dental care to these individuals. As the only dentists on ground with a continuous presence, we are receiving a great number of requests to visit new camps where the need for a dental service is high. Operating on a 6 day a week basis, we see around 1000 patients a month treating infections, performing extractions and delivering oral hygiene education sessions

Long-Term Impact

Through donations to this project, we will extend our efforts to relieve pain. Support will remain active through our volunteers and partners in assisting refugees living in the camps. We will continue to assess the situation as it develops and adapt our response as the situation changes.

Resources

http:/​/​www.healthpointfoundation.org
Volunteering with Health Point Foundation
Giving extra time to fix broken smiles
REFUGEE DENTAL TREATMENT IN GREECE

Organization Information

Health Point Foundation

Location: Woodbridge, VA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @healthpointfdn
Project Leader:
Waheeda Abbasi
Trustee
Woodbridge, VA United States

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