10 October 2016 Helliniko
Another International Recognition for the Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko
On the 14th of October, the German chapters of the organizations “International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War/ Physicians in Social responsibility (IPPNW)” and “Τhe Medical Peace Work Network (MPW)” awarded our volunteer Dr. Geroge Vichas, representing all the volunteers at Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko with the award “Medical Peace Award 2016”
The international organization IPPNW has a long reputation in recognizing the activities of all those involved with health matters and supporters of peaceful ideals, the prevention of violence and the protection of human rights.
The MPW has twenty members including universities, community service organizations as well as non-governmental organizations from different European countries. Their work focuses on education and research in relation to building peace and the prevention of violence of all kinds.
This is the second time that the Medical Peace Award will be awarded to someone in the health sector. The prize is to encourage and support health professionals and recognize their specific contribution in the building of peace and prevention of violence and conflicts. The prize stresses the importance of the roles these professionals have played in keeping the peace. You can read more about it here: http://www.medicalpeacework.org/mpw-award.html
The prize was awarded during a session of “Medicine and Concience” in Nuremberg on 14 October 2016. For more information, read here: http://www.medizinundgewissen.de/english.html
Along with the award, 3,000 euros will be given which will be used exclusively to purchase medicines for our patients.
The most significant point is that MCCH, in its five years of existence, has had another opportunity to make known the results of the criminal austerity measures in our country and along side, the ways that the Greek people fight and resist.
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CLINIC AT HELLINIKO
(MONDAY – FRIDAY 10:00 – 20:00) and (SATURDAY 10:00 – 14:00)
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: +30 210 9631950
ADDRESS: Inside the old American Military Base,
(200m away from the Traffic Police of the Municipality
of Helleniko, next to the Cultural Center of Helleniko)
Post code TK16777, Elliniko, Attiki, Greece