Other humanitarian actions of the Institute

Prolepsis Institute stands by the people suffering from any kind of crisis or natural disaster.

  • After the catastrophic wildfires of eastern Attica (in July 2018) and, mainly through the mobilization of the volunteers’ network, the Institute provided useful instructions and advice based on related recommendations by the American Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Psychological Association (APA). The Institute was also regularly recording and providing information about the competent bodies, which people in need could turn to for assistance.
  • Moreover, to the flood victims of the Mandra – Eidyllia Municipality the Institute provided food and necessities, which were collected by partners, volunteers, and, mainly, friends of the Institute, in order to cover peoples’ needs (December 22, 2017).
  • Part of the Institute’s broader humanitarian action are also actions such as food distribution on Christmas 2017 to students’ families participating in the DIATROFI program and in a rather difficult financial situation.
  • The Institute also participated in a different type of action with a highly humanitarian nature: the 6th and 7th Crossing of Axion Hellas on the islands of Psara and Chios during October 19-23, 2018, and on the Dodecanese (Astypalaia, Tilos, Chalki and Kastelorizo) during April 6-14, 2019Members of the Institute’s scientific team carried out informational and educational actions for the promotion of healthy nutrition and physical activity addressed to the students and their families living on Greece’s borderline islands.
  •  It should be noted that the Institute’s humanitarian action has gained a global dimension as a result of the Institute’s activities taking place outside the Greek borders. In February 2009, with the motto “Help me Live”, the Institute held a special event aiming to raise money for the children of Gaza.

Furthermore, in cooperation with local bodies and NGOs, the Institute has contributed to the reinforcement of primary health care of developing countries’ populations through the support of prevention and public health programs, the scientific support of existing structures, and educational exchanges of medical staff. Under this category of actions falls the 2004 visit of the Institute’s partners to Albania, aiming to provide free of charge surgical and anaesthesia services to difficult medical cases and, at the same time, providing training to the Albanian scientists.