Sophie

Founder of a free clinic on Samos, helping 2,500 patients every month

About Sophie

Sophie is a French doctor with over four years of experience as a humanitarian in Greece. She coordinated the activities of DocMobile after which she identified a great need on the island of Samos; where there are thousands of refugees but there was no medical practice.


About Med’Equaliteam

In July 2018, Sophie supported by us started Med’EqualiTeam, opening a free clinic where she helps on average a 2.500 patients per month. The camps in Samos are home to >5,000 residents whilst only being fit to hold 650. Diseases and infections, such as scabies, are rampant in the camps.
Sophie and her team are doing an amazing job working the clinic six days a week! They are real HEROES!

Sophie's team includes refugees

With refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, but also from Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan and Africa, there is a need for translation services. On average five to eight refugees are available to provide translation services like Ahmad pictured here.


Latest news from Sophie

Image with news article: NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 2 from our hero Sophie Gédéon

Friday 1 May 2020 12:00

NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 2 from our hero Sophie Gédéon

Despite running with a very tiny team, the Med'EqualiTeam is still allowed to operate under lockdown & is managing to see 80-100 patients per day! A great collaboration with, among others, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), International Rescue Committee & Refugee 4 Refugees helps Sophie and her team to provide the most care possible on the extremely challenging situation on Samos. After multiple fires in the camp last week, the approx. 7000 refugees in and around Vathy camp need their help more than ever.
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Hero: Sophie Med'equaliTeam

Image with news article: Refugees struggle to survive on Samos

Monday 19 November 2018 00:00

Refugees struggle to survive on Samos

4,600 refugees crammed into a camp built for 650. Food lines for hours, no safe shelter, nearly no running water and toilets! Those are the conditions for refugees on the Greek island of Samos, where we support the free medical clinic ran by our Hero Sophie Gédéon. This is heart-breaking but not unique, this is the hard reality that many in Greece, France, Italy, Bosnia and beyond endure.
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Hero: Sophie Greek islands

Monday 24 September 2018 00:00

Sophie needs DOCTORS!

Another month has passed and Sophie Gédéon and her amazing Med'EqualiTeam have helped hundreds of patients on Samos island! Unfortunately, numbers have risen to almost 4000 people in Vathy Camp, so the need for doctors only grows.
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Hero: Sophie Greek islands

Friday 24 August 2018 00:00

Hero update Samos

Sophie Gédéon writes us a nice and motivating message: "Med'EqualiTeam wants to thank deeply Human Aid in Greece and their donors for their help to buy medicines. We work on Samos island where the medical care is scarce, and we provide free medical consultations and medicines as needed.
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Hero: Sophie Greek islands


How you can help

With the closing of the borders, the flow of donated medicines has nearly stopped and the team needs now to buy medicines for chronical diseases like diabetes and epilepsy, which generates an additional cost of € 1000,- per month. Will you help to keep the clinic open?

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