Welcome to “Pioneering Greeks”, the weekly column of GTP Headlines, which highlights the Greeks that stand out for their creative thinking in the business world. “Pioneering Greeks” is a collaboration between LoveGreece.com and Greek Travel Pages (GTP).
This week we introduce Mission “Anthropos”, a NGO that has human beings as its main mission, “regardless of where they live, what is their religion or the colour of their skin”, as Ipatia Doussis-Anagnostopoulou, MD, founding member and head of the organisation says.
Mrs Doussis-Anagnostopoulou had the idea to found the Athens-based Mission “Anthropos” after a trip to Ethiopia, in 2008. Between 2010 and 2012 there have been three missions to Africa, where volunteer doctors and medical professionals performed more than 140 operations, also offering training, consultation, medical equipment and additional humanitarian assistance.
The word “Anthropos” in Greek means “human being”, and that exactly is the focus of Mission “Anthropos”. “Our logo comprises a hand and a heart, because we give with our heart, and a cross because we do medical and humanitarian work, in the colours of Greece, because the organisation is Greek. As every NGO, we don’t come to replace the state, but to help in certain fields, providing free healthcare to people in need”, Mrs Doussis-Anagnostopoulou says.
The Greek crisis urged the organisation to take action within the borders of the country as well with two programs. The first program is “Emvolia-zoume: children without insurance, not without protection” that has offered vaccination to over 2,500 children, which are being monitored by the organisation until they take all the vaccinations required by the National Vaccination Program. “Stiri-zoume: Medical and Pharmaceutical care for all” is the second program and has fulfilled over 100 requests by uninsured or financially weak persons, for various health related issues.
Collaborating with other NGOs, state institutions and private initiatives, Mission “ANTHROPOS” will remain active in Greece for as long as there is such need, and then focus exclusively on developing countries, as was the case when it first launched.
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Εμπνευσμένο από τον δυναμισμό και τη δημιουργικότητα του ελληνικού επιχειρηματικού πνεύματος, το LoveGreece ιδρύθηκε το 2013 σαν μια πρωτοβουλία για την ενίσχυση και την προώθηση της εικόνας της χώρας στο εξωτερικό, παρουσιάζοντας ταλαντούχους Έλληνες με εξωστρεφή νοοτροπία. Οι Έλληνες επιχειρηματίες αποτελούν σημαντικό παράγοντα της χώρας που αξίζει να παρουσιαστεί σε όλο τον κόσμο. Το LoveGreece υποστηρίζεται από την Τζίνα Μαμιδάκη, Πρόεδρο του Ιδρύματος Γ. & Α. Μαμιδάκη.