What we do: Training and direct service

CHEERing offers training on Infant Feeding in Emergencies to organizations working with refugees in Greece. CHEERing also provides ongoing direct service to refugees 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…

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…

CHEERing at Malakasa

As you can see in the photo, there’s a huge need for parents to get their babies weighed and measured at the camps, as many do not get regular pediatric care. CHEERing is collaborating with FoodKIND at Malakasa camp 40km north of Athens to provide this service every week. Knowing how much baby weighs, and…

CHEERing student wins grant funding

Joanna Papadakis, currently a student at Cornell University in the USA, has won a 2021 Projects for Peace award to work with CHEERing in the summer of 2021. Her Project Eλευθερία (Project Freedom) will help CHEERing and their partners, the Elna Maternity Center, to renovate the CHEERing clinic at Elna, and will provide the basis…

CHEERing at MSF Paediatric Days Conference

CHEERing’s poster about our work in Greek refugee camps was named one of the top ten posters at the Medicins Sans Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders international conference in April 2021.

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…