Together, for better health
Together, for better health - 2021
- Loyal to our commitment, we actively support the society all over Greece, since 2014
- More than 240,000 items of medical equipment, appliances and pharmaceutical supplies have been delivered
- 64 islands have participated in the program
- In 2021, the program's plan includes 13 more islands
From the Program’s launch to this day, 240,000 items of medical equipment, appliances and pharmaceutical supplies have been delivered to 58 islands with a total of 800,000 inhabitants, who thus obtained direct access to health services which, although necessary, were not a given for the local medical centres of the individual islands. The deliveries of the medical and pharmaceutical equipment take place in the presence of Executives of the Bank and representatives of the “Agoni Grammi Gonimi” Civil Non-Profit Company.
In 2014, the Programme visited the islands of Kasos, Leipsoi, Nisyros and Tilos, actively supporting the local communities and offering substantial assistance to the medical personnel of the islands and to local residents.
The first phase of the Programme was completed with great success. As a result, this year the Programme was extended to cover more islands, namely Astypalaia, Chalki, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kos, Leros, Patmos and Symi.
In 2016, the Bank delivered medical and pharmaceutical equipment and supplies to Andros, Folegandros, Fournoi, Ikaria, Kythnos, Samos, Thassos and Tinos.
In 2017, the Programme continued at Amorgos, Anafi, Ios, Kea, Lesvos, Milos, Naxos, Schinoussa, Serifos, Sifnos, Skiathos and Syros.
For 2018, deliveries of medical equipment and pharmaceutical supplies took place to the following islands: Antiparos, Chios, Donoussa, Kastellorizo, Lemnos, Paros, Rhodos, Samothraki, Skyros and Thymaina.
For the year 2019, the Programme delivers medical and pharmaceutical equipment in the following islands: Αghios Εfstratios, Aghios Nicolaos – Crete, Alonissos, Hydra, Kimolos, Kythira, Poros, Psara and Thirassia.
In 2020, following the initiatives to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bank decided to donate, through the "Together, for better health" program, medical machinery and equipment to strengthen the Health Units in Agathonisi, Chania, Gavdos, Koufonisia, Oinousses, Rethymno, Sikinos, Skopelos and Spetses.