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…

What we do: Professional training

Training of agencies, including medical professionals and volunteers who work daily with refugee populations, is key to preventing infant health problems. If you would like us to train your organization, please contact us at CHEERinGreece@cheering.eu . We also present at professional and academic conferences.

Infant Feeding in Emergency Situations: Animation!

CHEERing has created an animated video about how to feed a baby during emergency situations, especially in the case of the current COVid19 pandemic! Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to receive the latest videos that the team creates!

COVID-19 and pregnancy

Thinking about COVID-19 can be worrying, especially if you are pregnant or have young children. But based on what we know so far, most babies and young children who have caught COVID-19 have only mild symptoms and get better fast. Also so far, COVID-19 does not seem to cause harm to unborn babies. CHEERing has…

YouBeHero: How you can help CHEERing!

YouBeHero is an online platform that turns your online shopping into donations to your favourite organization! You can use it to make a donation each time you shop online without any extra cost! It is easy to use and sign-up only takes a few minutes. In order to support CHEERing follow the instructions below: Step-by-step:…

Temporary Number of Insurance and Healthcare for Foreigners (PAAYPA/ΠΑΑΥΠΑ)

Today, the Ministry of Migration & Asylum announced that the implementation process where asylum seekers and immigrants will be issued with a Temporary Number of Insurance and Healthcare for Foreigners (PAAYPA/ΠΑΑΥΠΑ) that will be completed by mid-April. The numbers are issued automatically together with their asylum seeker’s card by the Asylum Service, and all asylum…

Shelter in place: Room in!

Rooming in means mothers and infants staying together in the hospital. This is one of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Also, when large scale infections like COVID-19 are in the air, the safest place for the healthy baby is the mother’s room in the hospital. This prevents babies from being exposed to other babies…

Now in Greek: Infant Feeding and COVID-19 remote presentation for refugees

CHEERing’s remote presentation on Infant Feeding and COVID-19 is now available in Greek for easy use by Greek speakers working with refugees. The presentation can also be easily translated for use with refugees speaking other languages. CHEERing is run by public health professionals with expertise in breastfeeding, infant feeding and nutrition, and has direct experience…