Marietta Provopoulou is the General Director of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Greece.
When large-scale epidemics occur, when areas in crisis are too dangerous for many others, then the medical teams from MSF are there to ensure that the affected population can count on continual care being provided for their most basic health-care needs.
Provopoulou started working for MSF in 2001 in Malawi. Since then she continued being on humanitarian missions in different contexts mostly in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi), but also in Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan) and in Latin America (Peru) as well as in Greece.
She has been involved in various long-term and emergency projects including HIV/AIDS, cholera, nutrition, primary and secondary care in different settings – including war affected places (Kandahar, Deghabur in Somali land/Ethiopia), refugee camps (Chaman in Pakistan, Zhare Dascht in Afghanistan and Dolo Ado, Boqolmayo and Malkadida Camps in Ethiopia) and experience of a natural disaster (Pisco earthquake). She has had long-term experience with both directly managing and overseeing migrant/refugee projects in Greece, Turkey and Morocco.