Urgent Care Centre for Moria

Update posted by Leslie Katherine Muirhead On Nov 13, 2019

First off -- I am so grateful and thankful. These words are overused, but I don't quite know how to capture how this feels. To make a groundswell movement happen. To know that in a month from now, people who so desperately need urgent care will be able to access it, and locals too will no longer have to face an overcrowded system. Integration, community, dignity...that is what this is all about.

Please help me keep this momentum going. Today I started a facebook page, so feel free to give it a follow. There are videos and photos and more.

Let's make these next two weeks count!

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Update posted by Leslie Katherine Muirhead On Oct 31, 2019

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Update posted by Leslie Katherine Muirhead On Oct 31, 2019

First of all, thank you for reaching the point where you are considering a donation! I know that when giving money these days, it is critical to be transparent. As such, I've created a list of questions and my straightforward, honest answers.

1. How will the funds be used?


Any project has many start-up funds; from renting land, to purchasing equipment, to offering stipends to those who will be working hard every single day. Initially, the funds will be used to cover monthly rent of land, ISOBOX containers to create examining rooms, and to purchase medical equipment.

2. How will you get medicine?

I am hoping to team up with different non-profit organizations who distribute non-expired medications and medical equipment that is no longer needed in other parts of the world. These non-profit organizations exist worldwide, and I will try to contact as many as possible to ensure we are never short on medication or supplies.

3. What type of expertise do you have? Are you a doctor?

No, i am not a doctor. I am trained as a lab technician, and have a major interest in public health. I have worked in the field in East Africa for over a decade, and have worked with local health practitioners there to understand disease and medicine. I have spent months consulting with other doctors, and worked for a year in medical NGOs to learn as much as I can about medicine. I will not be operating in any medical capacity myself, and instead will be depending on hired doctors on my team, as well as a medical coordinator to make all medical decisions.

4. Are you doing this alone?

It's impossible to do anything alone! From inspiration from others, to logistical challenges, I have been discussing this project for ages. I have consulted with doctors from all over the world, and have built a team here who are heading various roles - logistics, supplies, legalities, medicine, and more.

5. Why should I support?

There are thousands of refugees trapped on Lesvos, and other Greek islands. While our focus is on Lesvos, I would like to believe we can set a model for working with Greeks and non-Greeks to help alleviate some of the pressure on the local healthcare infrastructure. If locals are able to access healthcare more quickly, and refugee claimants in Moria are able to access healthcare without having to travel to the city, we can help both populations. Moria is made up of dozens of nationalities - and it strikes me that at any moment, what was once a safe place to call home can suddenly collapse into chaos. Simply: it can happen anywhere, to anyone, for any reason. For now, those of us in a fortunate position should be doing what we can to help those who are in a less-fortunate position. Together we can work for the betterment of many, so that one day, if we are passing through a hard time, we can remember people exist to look after one another.

I will be happy to update these questions and answers. Thank you so much.


Katie

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Cindy Baron

Backed with €150.00 On Nov 18, 2019

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Lauren Finkel

Backed with €50.00 On Nov 17, 2019

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Much needed service to provide vital care to refugees and support local people and healthcare provision. Fantastic work

Lisa Twist Hollis

Backed with €150.00 On Nov 13, 2019

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Chloé Soto

Backed with €20.00 On Nov 12, 2019

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Ryan Muirhead

Backed with €100.00 On Nov 12, 2019

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Katie Kroeker

Backed On Nov 12, 2019 Amount Hidden

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Please accept my humble contribution to your cause. The only thing I wish more than the conflict not existing in the first place is to have the ability to help more.

Ali Al-Abbasi

Backed with €100.00 On Nov 11, 2019

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Thank you, Katie, for your efforts. We each have a responsibility to build a better world and your work is so important.

Allan Finkel

Backed with €50.00 On Nov 08, 2019

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Janet Ritchie

Backed with €683.00 On Nov 04, 2019

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Anonymous

Backed with €50.00 On Oct 31, 2019

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