About us

MDA Hellas is a non-profit organization established in 2000 in Greece in order to assist holistically to the improvement of the quality of life of people with Neuromuscular diseases.

This year, we have completed 25 years of operation and we have 1.500 registered members.

Our main purpose is to provide to our members and their families psychological and social support as well as the required equipment and infrastructure so, each and every one of our members can have equal opportunities in all areas of social life.

For that purpose, we have created and operate 3 Special units for Neuromuscular Diseases in major Public Hospitals in Greece.

In November 2002, the first Special Unit for Neuromuscular diseases was completed in the “Agia Sofia” Childrens’ Hospital in Athens, where approximately 400 children and young people are monitored annually.

Aiming to decentralization and in order to assist patients in Northern Greece, in July 2007, we established the second Special Unit for Neuromuscular diseases in the AHEPA University General Hospital in Thessaloniki and the total number of children and adults being monitored is 300.

In September 2009, the third Special Unit for Neuromuscular diseases was completed and is operating till today in the University Regional General Hospital of Patras, aiming to provide complete medical care to patients from Southwestern Greece, where a total number of 260 children and adults are being monitored.

Currently, the total number of children with neuromuscular diseases monitored in the 3 units is approximately 960.

On 2012 we completed another great goal, the “MDA Hellas House”. It is an exemplar Center, designed according to the principles of palliative care, located in the center of Athens. Psychological support for patients and their families, social care from the Social Services of the Association, independent living learning, training, education, therapeutic gymnastics and day- stay are provided in its premises.

In 22 years of action, we have provide: electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, lifting cranes, respirators, electric stair lifts, hydraulic lifts, ramps have been constructed and installed at the entrances of our members’ houses, arrangements of sanitary facilities e.t.c.

Our next goal: In order to fully meet our adult members’ needs, we are working towards the creation and operation of a new Special Unit for Neuromuscular diseases for Adults in the Thriasio General Hospital of Elefsina.

The Vision of MDA Hellas for equal integration of our members with neuromuscular diseases in the Greek society could not be achieved without the support of the scientific community, sponsors, volunteers and individuals who believe in our work and strengthen its implementation.

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