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Our goals

Since 2014, we have been working with the Agoni Grammi Gonimi civil non-profit company to create the conditions for direct and unrestricted access to quality healthcare services for all, while improving the work conditions of the medical and nursing staff and facilitating the provision of services to island residents.

The main goals of Alpha Bank's “Together, for better health” initiative are:

  • Providing equal access to healthcare services.
  • Covering medical expenses.
  • Saving residents the hassle of having to travel for day-to-day medical procedures.
  • Responding on time in case of emergency or accident.
  • Enhancing the quality of life and sense of security of island residents and visitors.

What we have accomplished so far

The initiative was launched in 2014, with the donation of medical equipment and supplies to health centres in small and remote island areas (Tilos, Kasos, Leipsoi and Nisyros) that experience health inequalities more intently, due to distance and weather conditions.

By 2021 the initiative had gradually expanded its operations to all Greek islands, as equally pressing needs and shortages were identified on every island in the country.

In the context of this initiative, 242,504 medical devices have been donated to 74 health centres on 70 islands. A total of 833,357 residents and millions of tourists have participated in the initiative, gaining direct and unhindered access to medical services as well as services which, albeit necessary, cannot be taken for granted at the local health centres on each island.

By providing equipment to health centres we support adequate access of island residents and visitors to health services, while reducing the need for them to travel to bigger islands to be examined. Furthermore, in case of accident or emergency, the local health centre is suitably equipped to respond to a great extent to critical cases.

The first round of the “Together, for better health” initiative was concluded in 2021.

How we carry on

Standing by our strong commitment to provide active and long-term support to the National Health System, in 2022 we are moving on to the second round of the initiative, starting with Thessaly.

Our aim is to equip and shield health centres in mainland Greece, always with a view to supporting areas and health centres facing significant shortages due to geographical or other limitations.

Social impact

In 2021 HIGGS conducted a social impact study for the 8 years of the “Together, for better health” initiative. The aim was to assess the investment, the results vis-à-vis the goals set, as well as the impact of the project.

The study revealed the following results:

  • Patients received improved health services.
  • Residents felt increased safety at their place of residence and showed more trust in medical reports.
  • Travelling to bigger islands for day-to-day medical procedures was avoided.
  • Services were upgraded and the everyday life of the medical and nursing staff improved.
  • Municipalities were given the opportunity to launch development projects.

Specifically, social impact measurements based on a quality survey showed that:

  • 68% of the medical/nursing staff evaluated the donation of medical equipment and supplies as very important for the operation of the health centre they work for.
  • 88% of the medical/nursing staff stated that the medical equipment provided was necessary for the operation of the health centre.
  • 84% of the medical/nursing staff stated that the provision of medical equipment and supplies facilitated their day-to-day work.
  • 72% of the medical/nursing staff agreed that the medical equipment offered by Alpha Bank helped residents who otherwise would have had to travel to another health centre off the island to have specific medical procedures performed.
  • A 60% increase in the speed of diagnosis was recorded thanks to the medical equipment that was donated.
  • 71% of users stated that they have more trust in the diagnosis they get from the health centre after the donation.
  • 69% of users stated that, after the donation, they feel safer living in a remote area/island.
  • 92% of local island officials who participated in the survey agree that the initiative had a positive impact on local communities.

Social Return on Investment (SROI)

According to the assessment of the initiative following the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology, every €1 invested in the initiative creates a social return of at least €9,62.

Given that €1,040,595 have already been invested in the initiative, the social value based on the SROI corresponds to €10,010,523.90.

Together, for better health

Herakleion, Crete 2021
Mykonos 2021
Corfu 2021
Zakynthos 2021
Paxoi 2021
Kefalonia 2021
Ithaki 2021
Meganisi 2021
Leykada 2021
Elafonisos 2021
Arkioi 2021
Agathonisi 2020
Gavdos 2020
Koufonisia 2020
Oinousses 2020
Rethimno 2020
Sikinos 2020
Skopelos 2020
Spetses 2020
Chania 2020
kithira 2019
Aghios Nicolaos - Crete 2019
Thirasia 2019
Agios efstratios 2019
Poros 2019
Ydra 2019
Kimolos 2019
Psara 2019
Alonissos 2019
Skyros 2018
Syros 2017
Schinoussa 2017
Skiathos 2017
Sifnos 2017
Naxos 2017
Lesvos 2017
Kea 2017
Ios 2017
Anafi 2017
Amorgos 2017
Amorgos 2017
Serifos 2017
Milos 2017
Fournoi 2016
Folegandros 2016
Samos 2016
Ikaria 2016
Tinos 2016
Kythnos 2016
Andros 2016
Andros 2016
Thassos 2016
Halki 2015
Symi 2015
Patmos 2015
Leros 2015
Kos 2015
Kos 2015
Karpathos 2015
Kalymnos 2015
Astypalea 2015
Kasos 2014
Lipsi 2014
Nisyros 2014
Tilos 2014

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