What we do: Direct service

CHEERing provides direct service every week at several refugee camps in the Attika region, in collaboration with other non-profit organizations, and intensive support at the Elna Maternity Center in central Athens. Each week we weigh, measure, and track growth in babies, and offer support to mothers of young infants. We also provide sessions for refugee…

Who we are:

CHEERing is an ISO certified, Greek-registered NGO dedicated to improving maternal child health and promoting preventive health in refugee populations. We provide direct support in refugee camps and shelters; training for agencies, including medical professionals and volunteers who work daily with refugee populations, and evaluation and monitoring. For more information, please contact us at CHEERinGreece@cheering.eu…

CHEERingMeds Project

Using the expertise of our qualified pharmacist, ERASMUS student Rana Sabreen, CHEERing collaborated with Elna Maternity Center to count, list, and ultimately redistribute extra and close-to-expiry donated medications. Using the GivMed network, we have already given out medicines to MVI, and many Greek community centers in need.

CHEERing collaborates with CRIBS!

CHEERing loves to collaborate with other NGOs. Here’s our ERASMUS student Marina donating a box of baby clothes to CRIBS International, which houses mothers and babies in Athens apartments.

CHEERing is now a WABA Affiliate

CHEERing is now officially an affiliate of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)! “World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)  is a global network of individuals and organisations dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for…

Free CHEERing conference!

Save the date for CHEERing/CHEER’s international conference on May 19, 2021. The keynote speaker is Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Director of Global Health at Yale University, and the conference will have an international track on Infant Feeding in Emergencies!

CHEERing Holiday Fundraiser!

We hope everyone is staying healthy and warm as we get further into winter and approach the time most known for giving! Please visit CHEERing’s Holiday Fundraiser page at: https://CHEERing4Refugees.com/ for more information on how to donate (and why!) CHEERing accepts donations via Paypal! To donate, please click here: http://paypal.me/CHEERinGreece or scan our Paypal QR code. To donate via…

ERASMUS+ Partnership

CHEERing is participating in the ERASMUS Mundus Masters degree in Public Health Disasters, by hosting ERASMUS Mundus students onsite in Athens for 3 months. Our 1st ERASMUS student, Rana Sabreen, arrived in Athens to begin her 3 month internship in November 2020. The degree is awarded through a joint university education program shared by the…

Lockdown Guide

What to do when you need to leave the house CHEERing has made a simple video which you can watch for a simple explanation of the SMS system. Please be aware that this 5 digit number (13033) SMS is free (you will not be charged) and can only be used from a mobile phone number…


CHEERing has compiled a PAAYPA guide, and also a handout about doctor’s appointments and vaccinations. These documents will be updated occasionally to adapt to the changing COVid19 situations. If you’d like to communicate with us about the information in these handouts, please email us at CHEERinGreece@cheering.eu Last Updated: November 13th 2020