The Samos clinic (2018-2021) CLOSED


After the move of Samos camp from Vathy to a closed and more isolated camp, Med'Equali Team ended its activities on the island. There is no ongoing project. This is a description of our former activities on Samos.

The Med'EqualiTeam clinic was located in Vathy ("Samos town"), about 15 minutes’ walk from the entrance of the refugee camp.

The clinic served as a primary health care facility, with seven consultations rooms where patients could see doctors and get free treatment as needed. As well as common GP complaints (including treatment for chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension), we treated problems relating to hygiene in the camp, such as rat bites, severely infected wounds, and diarrhoea. We saw many patients with mental health issues. Due to lack of access to quality healthcare in the past, we also saw patients in advanced stages of disease.We also offered physiotherapy and daily wound dressings, as well as measuring eyesight and offering glasses.

Urgent cases surpassing our capacity were transferred to hospital, and in other serious cases we referred directly to other actors, such as EODY (the Greek National Public Health Organisation, who also ran the small clinic in the refugee camp), the hospital, UNHCR, and MSF.

The team saw up to 300 patients of all ages per day. Approximately 35% of patients were Farsi-speaking Afghans, 35% were French- or English-speakers from Africa, and 30% were from Arabic speaking countries. A third of our patient population was children.

In addition to our clinics, we offered weekly health workshops on topics such as reproductive health, mental health, and children’s diseases.


Report of the Samos Project

Nov. 1, 2021

by Med'EqualiTeam


Covid management on Samos

March 16, 2021

by Med'EqualiTeam


Glasses report

Dec. 31, 2020

by Med'EqualiTeam

bp check

Christmas on Samos

Feb. 14, 2020

by Med'EqualiTeam

medical instruments patient doctor

Winter is coming, act for refugees

Oct. 26, 2019

by Med'EqualiTeam

emad with doctor and patient

Overcrowding in the camp, long waits for hygiene and food and our growing medical team

Oct. 17, 2019

by Med'EqualiTeam

nurse flo leg girl wound cream

Updates and new projects

April 23, 2019

by Med'EqualiTeam

waiting area from above

January on Samos

Jan. 29, 2019

by Med'EqualiTeam