Mission of the Interdisciplinary Unit of Medically Assisted Reproduction to Samos, Fournos and Agathonisi

From Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June 2023 and in the context of the social contribution of the Armed Forces and the joint actions foreseen in the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Navy and the non-profit company HOPEgenesis (press here), a team of staff from the Health Department of the GHETHA and members of HOPEgenesis were sent to Samos, Fournos and Agathonissi, with the aim of informing the local population about Assisted Reproduction issues.

The team, which consisted of 3 members of the interdisciplinary Medically Assisted Reproduction Unit (MIYA) and 6 members of HOPEgenesis, was transported to the islands with the Coastal Patrol (PP) PEGASOS, and provided information to the residents on the following items:

● The organization, structure and operation of MIYA.
● Assisted reproduction techniques.
● The cooperation between the Navy and the company HOPEgenesis, with the aim of dealing with the low birth rate in Greece and especially the strengthening of the populations of the 24 critical islands of the country.
● The provision of services to support the permanent population of the islands in question, with HOPEgenesis covering the costs of childbirth, examinations, transport and accommodation.
● How to manage incidents in remote areas.

It is noted that MIYA has been operating since March 27, 2017 in state-of-the-art facilities in a special ward of the Athens Naval Hospital (NAH), with the aim of providing specialized health services to medical treatment beneficiaries of all three Branches of the Armed Forces as well as the Security Forces, contributing to removing infertility problems of their strains (press here).

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