Vulnerable Groups

Beneficiaries of the project are:

  1. People experiencing or at risk of social exclusion, who do not have access to Health and Welfare services.
  2. Unemployed Doctors, Health Visitors, Nurses, Social Workers, Secretaries, Guides.
  3. Unemployed Roma who will join the program (nurses, secretaries, etc. for every region)


According to the recent Law 4368/2016, uninsured and vulnerable social groups have the right to free access to Public Health Structures and are entitled to nursing and health care. At the request of local communities and local authorities, underprivileged and uninsured people experiencing social exclusion or living in remote areas can benefit from "Health for All".


The Roma is a large population group in our country, with specific characteristics as far as their lifestyle is concerned. Many of them have been integrated, have permanent employment and permanent residence. However, an important part of this population is not socially integrated, with serious problems related to housing, employment, education, but mainly access to health-care services. They live in groups and their employment is seasonal.
The closed Roma population, due to continuous resettlements, beliefs, choices and difficulties in accessing primary health care services, especially childhood vaccinations, is a highly vulnerable group of people in the country, in which, for the above reasons, childhood illnesses that have been eradicated for years in the world that is developed in health matters have begun to reappear (e.g. diphtheria).

Moreover, due to the absence of a water supply / drainage system in their camps, there are enclaves where foodborne and waterborne infections have reappeared, although they had been almost eradicated in our country (e.g. hepatitis), creating dangerous conditions for the public health of the general population.


On the foothills of today's Rodopi, lives the population of the inhabitants of the highlands of Thrace (Pomaks). The Greek Pomaks live in the Prefecture of Xanthi and the villages of Echinos, Kyknos, Glafki, Kentavros, Oraion, Myki, Satri, Melibia, Thermes and Poma. The rest of them reside in the prefecture of Rodopi, towards the Evros River and in the Kechrou villages, which include 11 settlements and the Organi.


Today, there are 60,000 refugees located in Greece, including many unaccompanied children. According to recent data of the National Centre for social solidarity (EKKA), hostels for unaccompanied minors are complete, resulting in many children applying for hospitality having to wait ,and in many others remaining for a long time in police holding cells. In 2015, a total of 2,248 unaccompanied minors were placed in hospitality structures, most of who moved away to other European countries, which is now extremely difficult. Just in first three months of 2016, 1,150 unaccompanied children were recorded.
The interventions will take place in organized refugee reception centers, with the cooperation of local communities and local authorities.

The project is implemented by the Prevention & Health Promotion Society "Health for All", with the support of the Ministry of Health. The work of the Prevention & Health Promotion Society "Health for All", as the body actualizing a Scientific, Monitoring, Auditing & Evaluation program, will be assisted by the Organizing and Scientific Committee.