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NGO name/title: TOUCH OF LIFE
Legal form: Non-profit Organisation
Starting year of activity: 2014
Brief profile: CANCER? And now what?
Over the last 10 years, due to the financial crisis, in Greece, medical support needs have grown. Our aim is to support cancer patients, while trying to achieve optimal survival and living conditions for them.
To offer medical, psychological and social support to cancer patients and their families.
AGIGMA is supported through the personal work of our members and our precious network of volunteers.
AGIGMA supports cancer patients through a crucial and vital period of their lives, as many patients do not know who to turn to, how to access care and how to harness aid in order to maximize treatment outcomes.
We aim to strengthen the individual in their critical time of need to help improve outcomes in treatment by providing emotional support and encouragement.
We believe that there is no such phrase as “I can not” and we ought to try.
With the appropriate care and when better quality of life is ensured the daily expenses for the disease can be reduced.
Prevention and knowledge are the most valuable weapons against cancer.
Nevertheless, our services “Social Assistance & Support” are aiming to prevent cancer patients exposure to hospital infections and to reduce the possibility of social exclusion.
It is not just living that matters. Quality of life and well-being is what makes the difference.
Initially, when we started, we had to deal with chaos, as there were too many fronts to confront with, and too many needs… However, we focused on 2 issues, the Medical and the Supportive.
Medical Part
We collaborate with prominent oncologists and oncology centers in Greece and abroad and we provide a 2nd opinion free of charge.
Supportive part
Our concern is to:
- Inform the public on prevention and treatment issues
- Ensure the medical coverage of poor patients
- Apply forms and relevant papers to public authorities for financial support or pension issues on behalf of cancer patients
- Provide assistance at home
- Support patients during their hospitalization
- Deliver chemo medicines and medical supplies to isolated villages/islands
- Collaborate with the public Authority for Rights protection of patients
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Sector(s) activity:
People with disabilities
Address: M. BOTSARI 20c Postal code: 14561
City: Kifissia Greek state:
Website: www.agigmazois.gr
e-mail: agigmazois@yahoo.com fax: