Ipatia Doussis-Anagnostopoulou

Founder of the NGO Mission ANTHROPOS

With a Medical degree from the University of Ioannina, Greece, training in Pathology and research experience in John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, and many years of diagnostic work, research and teaching in the Cantonal University Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, Ipatia Doussis-Anagnostopoulou returned to Greece in 1999 after spending 10 years abroad. She was elected in an academic position in the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where she currently is an Associate Professor.

Following a trip to Ethiopia in 2008, she founded a medical and humanitarian, non for profit organization, with the aim to support individuals and populations in need. Thus the NGO Mission ANTHROPOS was established.

In its short life, Mission ANTHROPOS has effected three missions in Northern Ethiopia with the participation of more than 40 volunteers, including medical doctors, nurses and support staff, who performed operations and trained the staff of local hospitals. Additionally, since the beginning of 2012 two programs were established in Greece in order to offer the much needed support to people that have been left out of the medical insurance safety net, due to the socioeconomic crisis. The first is providing vaccination coverage to uninsured children, while the second is offering diagnostic examinations and treatment to people who cannot afford it. More than 1.400 children and adults have participated in these programs during the first year of their implementation.