"My name is Majd. I’m a Syrian refugee and I arrived on Lesvos in September 2017. I became a coordinator at a major community centre on the island, and left last summer to try something new. My desire to learn new things and improve my skills led me to Kitrinos Healthcare. Lesvos really changes you as a person - the people around you are coming and going all the time, so you become very self-reliant. You also learn that it’s better not to plan, as no one knows what’s coming n
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“In my first week working with Kitrinos, we were working in the camp providing wound care, and a patient came in to me with multiple deep, fresh lacerations to both forearms, which he told me he had done to himself with a broken bottle. While I was tending to his wounds, I listened to the patient talk about what he had been through on that day, and he told me through a translator that his life in the new camp, Moria 2.0, had become unbearabl
On Monday, team Kitrinos joined Becky's Bath House for a day of celebrating #InternationalWomensDay! We firmly believe that women and girls deserve the same standard of healthcare and education about their bodies no matter who they are or where they're from in the world. The staff had a great day full of fun, energy, passionate female empowerment and health promotion!
We are delighted with the number of people who have applied to volunteer as part of 'Team Kitrinos' over recent months. We're grateful to now have a full house in all our clinics, which will allow us to provide the best service possible to our patients. We won't be accepting new applications until the end of April at the earliest, but if you are interested in volunteering from this Summer onwards, you can apply via kitrinoshealthcare.org/volunteer. Thank you! *Image: A #TeamK
Over the past 3 and a half months, we've treated around 1,200 patients for scabies infections in our Lesvos skin infections clinic. As well as providing medical treatment, patients are given a new set of clothes, bedding and clothing sanitation and access to showers in co-operation with our partner NGOs. We're pleased to say that we've had positive results, although some patients require an extended course of treatment to fully recover. A significant challenge is the high ris