2005 – 2011: Humanitarian aid program co-financed by European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG (ECHO) in order to upgrade the healthcare services system in the area and to create infrastructures for the storage and maintenance of medicines.
Following the invasion of Morocco in Western Sahara in 1975, almost 165,000 Saharawi, of whom 80% were women and children, settled in four refugee camps in Tindouf Algeria. Since then, the survival of the displaced population relies exclusively on international humanitarian assistance.
During their presence in the area, MdM established a system for the provision of medicines and medical supplies and also applied an efficient cooling system in order to ensure the proper storage of medicines. Finally, MdM installed incinerators for the proper management of medical waste in the health centers of the region.
Within the framework of the activities, the organization distributed medicines and medical supplies on an annual base, realized quality checks of the medicines in hospitals and the pharmacies in the area and undertook the training of the staff in the pharmacies for proper procurement management. At the same time, the staff of the project conducted checks on the medical waste management system.
MdM members that participated in the program:
Medical team: Ilias Machairidis, Charikleia Kyrili, DImitrios Papantoniou, Lyes Kesri,
Administrators: Georgia Galati, Dimitra Kalogeropoulou, Ilias Panagiotou, Catherine Martines, George Ntais, Chrysoula Vlachou, Bryn Gay, Elisa Martínez Núñez, Ioanna Kagkoura, Arezki Sahmoun, Cristina Sonzogni, Amokrane Taguett, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Eleni Laggi.