We <3 screening for heart health

Last night, the CHEERing team screened 40 of our young footballers for cardiac (heart) health. This included checking footballers’ heart rates and rhythm and the electrical activity of their hearts using ECG. This work is supported by the Barca Foundation. CHEERing conducts health screenings to ensure preventive health and provide direct support in refugee camps…

Thank you!

CHEERing would like to thank you YouBeHero for their recent 75E donation to CHEERing. Every time you shop with a YouBeHero partner, you can opt to support CHEERing and YouBeHero will make a contribution at not cost to you! Partners include booking.com and e-fresh. If the YouBeHero donate link shows up when you’re buying please…

Football feet at our Athens training site

Thanks to Eirinie and her crew from Acupuncturists without Borders, CHEERing’s football team enjoyed foot massage and reflexology at the Renti training ground in Athens this week. As part of CHEERing’s Barca Foundation-funded Futbolnet program, Football Fit provides preventive health screening, dental referrals, nutrition support and other basic public health interventions to help our players…

CHEERing presents at APHA!

Former CHEERing volunteers Mariam and Charlie presented two sessions at the American Public Health Association conference this week in Boston, while CHEER, our parent center in Boston, USA, presented on our work in Mississippi, breastfeeding, and health equity. Dr Mariam Jaffer hosted a round table about COVID vaccination uptake in a population of refugees in…

CHEERing donates more medicines!

In collaboration with GivMed, CHEERing has donated Primperan ampules and Sirdalud that came our way through donations, to the Asilo Aniaton institution. Asilo Aniaton has been operating since 1893 assisting the elderly who are bedridden and chronically ill. It is always a pleasure for CHEERing to be able to help. Thank you GivMed for making…

War on worms

Imagine being a parent and seeing your child has worms, with no way to get rid of them. The medical advice is, wash underwear in hot water, clip nails short, and don’t play in the dirt. Which doesn’t work too well when you have no underwear, 1 washing machine per 300 people, no nail clippers…

Updates from CHEERing Afghanistan

CHEERing’s Herat team have leapt into action to help the world’s neediest children. As word spreads, Samana, our midwife-leader has been called to visit some desperate families at home, and many mothers are bringing children to the Grow Clinic with disabilities and severe nutritional needs. Mothers are breastfeeding their infants, but toddlers and older children…

Football fit screenings launch for 2022/23 season

Thanks to funding from the Barca Foundation, CHEERing can screen and refer our footballers for many basic health concerns like dental care, vision problems, and anemia. As an intro to the program, we led a craft activity making cardboard glasses at the cooking class last week! Last year we worked only with kids in Malakasa…

A new trophy and a lot of vitamins….this week at CHEERing FC!

Wednesday October 5th: CHEERing Utd won the summer cup at Eleonas Football Club tonight with a 4-2 victory over Piraeus FC. It was a hard-fought match with some unfortunate injuries to CHEERing but the team were patient, skilled and determined and overcame some fierce opposition to bring back trophy number 5 to the CHEERing office…