Ritsona

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  • Medical
  • Dental

Overview

Ritsona Long-Term Accommodation Site is just north of Athens, Greece and is an open reception center to refugees and asylum seekers from various nationalities and backgrounds. It is located 12 km away from Chalkida, which is the nearest urban destination, and 75 km away from Athens. Residents can access public transportation from or nearby Ritsona Long-Term Accommodation Site. Chalkida Hospital is 18km away and is accessible by bus or taxi. Children are able to attend non-formal education in the camps as well as the local Greek schools.

The top three needs in Ritsona are Primary Health Care (Medication), Mental Health Care, and Health Education.

Municipality: Evia
Department: Xalchideon

*Data was provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from this report.

Homes : 415
Population : 1,579
Water : Yes - Sufficient
WASH Facilities : Yes - Sufficient
Electricity : Yes
Health Care : Yes - Daily
Education : Yes - Non-Formal Education
Distance from Lodging Facility : 50 km

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS

Health care in Greece consists of both public health options through the National Health Insurance and private clinics and hospitals. Refugees and asylum seekers are able to seek services from these health care providers but face obstacles of transportation, translation, and cost among others, which often serve as a deterrent to seeking and receiving the necessary care. In most refugee camps, there are healthcare professionals present.

In Ritsona, primary health care is available 5 days a week and a patient referral system is in place for the residents. However, there are limitations to the work the healthcare professionals can do. Their primary focus is typically to treat acute needs and provide follow up, but specialty and additional services, greatly needed by the camp resident population, are not available.

20

Volunteers

141

Patient Consulations

71

Vision Screenings

2

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Residents in Ritsona attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in various buildings in Ritsona. The clinics offer needed medical services, such as pediatric screenings, dental treatments, and vision screenings under the care of licensed professionals with the support of volunteers.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 141

MEDICAL/DENTAL VOLUNTEERS IN RITSONA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals Medical Brigade May 2019 9 Global Brigades Chapter Leaders Medical Brigade August 2019 11

Dental

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

DENTAL CARE ACCESS

Working closely with the Medical Program, the Dental Program provides fillings, extractions, and fluoride treatments as a standard part of Medical Brigades. Access to dental care is challenging in Greece due to lack of transportation and translation, as well as prohibitive costs. The Dental Program is working to fill that gap with regular access to dental care in the camps.

160

Patient Consultations

80

Fluoride Treatments

17

Fillings Performed

2

Dental Education Workshop

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Residents in Ritsona attend Medical and Dental Brigade clinics hosted in various buildings in Ritsona. The clinics offer needed medical services, such as pediatric screenings, dental treatments, and vision screenings under the care of licensed professionals with the support of volunteers.

AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 141

MEDICAL/DENTAL VOLUNTEERS IN RITSONA

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals Medical Brigade May 2019 9 Global Brigades Chapter Leaders Medical Brigade August 2019 11

Local Reference Points

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