This week on Marlene & Friends is the wonderful Anteneh Roba M.D. who is a physician in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr Roba is also President and Co-founder of International Fund for Africa (IFA), www.ifundafrica.org a Houston-based not-for-profit organization and a registered International Non Governmental Organization in Ethiopia dedicated to helping both Human and Non-Human animals in Africa.
Vegan Association, Ethiopia
Through his organization, Dr Roba has worked to improve healthcare for children and has been instrumental in creating and upgrading medical services serving neonatal and infant children in Ethiopia. Dr Roba has also been involved in the effort to make medical care accessible to the people of rural Ethiopia and has been working with governmental officials in an effort to improve the condition of homeless dogs and is striving to assist equines and other working animals in Ethiopia.
Additionally, through IFA he has been promoting the adoption of a plant-based diet across the African continent and is actively working and supporting Vegan organizations across Africa.
Vegan Meals Via Dr. Roba’s IFA Programme
Dr Roba frequently lectures on the health benefits of plant based diet across the USA, Europe, Africa, and is also a frequent guest host on the Vegan World Radio show 90.1 FM. in Houston,TX and is working on co-authoring a book about Africa and her animals. He has been the subject of numerous news articles, media stories and interviews and is recipient of many awards including The Gandhi Peace Award, Circle of Compassion Award, Certificate of Merit Award, Certificate of Appreciation Award and a host of other accolades from many governmental organisations. In his ‘spare time’, Dr. Roba is active in the local Houston-area rescue groups in rescuing, fostering and finding homes for abused and homeless dogs.
We are all given two hands, one for helping ourselves and one for helping others. May the world start to believe that offering a helping hand can change the suffering of one billion people who are starving to death whilst one billion humans eat themselves to death.