The program «Social Structures confronting poverty in Athens Municipality» is implemented within the framework of the Operational Program “Human Resources Development», is financed by the European Social Fund and promotes the development and operation of an expanded network of Social Structures confronting Poverty. Within this context, Doctors of the World – Greece is enhancing the operation of a Social Pharmacy.
The Social Pharmacy operates in an existing structure of Doctors of the World, which works in collaboration with the program Open Polyclinic since 1997, aiming to provide free pharmaceutical care to patients attending the Open Polyclinic as well as to outpatients, as long as they have acquired and presented a prescription from a medical doctor.
The Social Pharmacy provides, free-of-charge, medicines, medical supplies and parapharmaceutical products to persons with limited or no access to the National Healthcare System, such as, amongst others, unemployed, uninsured, destitute, elderly persons, low pensioners, homeless persons, migrants, single parent or large families, persons with disabilities.
Finally, in order to secure its continuous and free-of-charge supply of pharmaceutical products, the Social Pharmacy has developed activities and collaborations with pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceutical associations and local authorities.
The program is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).