Heart Safe Cities project in the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair!

The 4th Health District of Macedonia and Thrace and the project Heart Safe Cities actively participate at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair, particularly within the pavilion No. 15 of the Ministry of Health.

The grand opening of the pavilion of the Ministry of Health were performed by the Minister of Health Mr. Vasilis Kikilias, on Saturday 7 September 2019. The Minister was guided through the stands of the fair and received information about, inter alia, the actions of the 4th HDMT and the project Heart Safe Cities.

Every day, hundreds -even thousands- of visitors of the pavilion are informed about the actions of the Ministry and show particular interest on the Demonstration of Basic Life Support techniques (BLS). Instructors, certified by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) demonstrate to the visitors the techniques of Basicl Life Support and use of Automated External Defibrilator on specialised manikins, in a program designed for citizens.

Until the end of the Fair, the visitors will have the chance to perform the techniques on the manikins, guided by the certified instructors, as well as to receive information for the cross-border project Heart Safe Cities. Those who are interested can apply for free-of-charge participation on the official BLS seminars which are programmed on a regular basis in Thessaloniki until 2020, in the framework of Heart Safe Cities project implementation. Course language is Greek.



Program of BLS Seminars in Thessaloniki for 2019!

The 4th Health District of Macedonia and Thrace in cooperation with the Municipality of Kalamaria in the framework of the project Heart Safe Cities, is implementing BLS-AED Seminars (Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillators) for the public. The seminars are implemented in GREEK language.

The seminars are all certified by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the participation is free of charge, appropriate for citizens and workers within the Municipality of Kalamaria,

The people interested to participate in the seminars must note down that they are implemented only in GREEK language. For more information check the greek version of the article .

For any additional information, one can contact the Municipality of Kalamaria at +30 2313314405 and the 4th HDMT at +30 2313327895.

BLS-AED Seminars*:

  • 15 September 2019, Sunday
  • 6 October 2019, Sunday
  • 13 October 2019, Sunday
  • 20 October 2019, Sunday
  • 10 November 2019, Sunday
  • 17 November 2019, Sunday
  • 24 November 2019, Sunday
  • 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2019, Sunday
  • 15 December 2019, Sunday

*BLS seminars are taking place in Kalamaria-Thessaloniki between 08.00-14.00 with a maximum number of 80 participants per seminar.


BLS-I Seminars (Instructor Course)**:

  • 16 October 2019, Wednesday
  • 6 November 2019, Wednesday
  • 11 December 2019, Wednesday

***BLS-I seminars are taking place in Kalamaria-Thessaloniki between 08.00-17.00 with a maximum number of 30 participants per seminar. These seminars are only appropriate for certified BLS providers who intend to be trained as BLS instructors.

Tips to keep our heart healthy during our summer vacation.

1. We make sure we stay hydrated by drinking water frequently.

2. We prefer to be in cool places and limit our exposure to the sun.

3. We take care of our diet, so that we don’t deviate from a healthy diet based on our needs.

4. Don’t forget to practice! Aerobic exercises like running, walking and swimming help our heart to stay healthy.

Visit Heart Safe City Facebook Page

More news for both project implementation and seminars are on the Heart Safe Cities project’s updated Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HeartSafeCities/

Implementation of the 1st IBLS Seminar on 9th of June

The 1st IBLS seminar was successfully completed on 9th of June, 2019, in the framework of the Heart Safe Cities project.
The seminars are held regularly at the 4th – 15th Kalamaria Elementary School, Str. Papagou & Mat. G. Kallidou, (behind the court of Apollo Pontos).