Dearest dentist friends and friends of dentists – I need your help, and Idomeni needs dentists!
You might have heard of Idomeni, the camp close to the Macedonian border in Greece. Health-Point Foundation is providing dental care in this container, but there aren’t enough dentists to see all the patients. The clinic opens at 10, but some patients arrive already at 8 to secure a spot that same day. To most patients who arrive later, we have to say ”sorry we’re full today, come back tomorrow at 10 am”. The need is immense.
Some people have traveled here from other informal camps, 30-40km away, to receive medical attention. All in all, we’re talking about a population of around 14’000 people if I’m not mistaken. There are some other dentists operating in the area, but not in any bigger scale as I know. Many of the patients have also been referred there by MSF, SAMS and other organisations.
When I was there we only have one dentist, and this week we will have no one at all… Can you come and help out? Even if it’s only for 5 days, it would be amazing! If you’re interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – or approach me!
Thank you ❤