International Fund for Africa
Issue: XVI
 
June 2011
International Fund for Africa Newsletter
In This Issue:
OCTOBER MEDICAL MISSION BEING ORGANIZED
IFA CONSULTS WITH GHANA ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EHR
IFA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MEETS WITH MEDICAL STAFF AT MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER
ANTENEH ROBA ADDRESSES INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE
ANTENEH ROBA, MD SPEAKS ON THE "DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF MEAT AND DAIRY CONSUMPTION ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN AFRICA"
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UpComing Events

 

July 21 -25, 2011 International Fund for Africa is sponsoring the Animal Rights Conference 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

IFA will have an exhibit at the conference, and it's Executive Director will also be speaking.

October 28 - November 8, 2011 International Fund for Africa is sponsoring a medical mission to Zemero, Ethiopia.

 

 

 

OCTOBER MEDICAL MISSION BEING ORGANIZED 

   

Recently an invitation and information on International Fund for Africa's (IFA) rural medical mission program to Ethiopia was sent out. This is a reminder that should you be considering joining the October mission; your reservation is due by July 15, 2011 together with a down payment of $1,000. You can make a secure payment online via PayPal. Should you wish to participate in the October mission but have not yet finalized your plans, please let us know of your interest, and a place will be reserved for you pending receipt of your application and first payment. Should you not be able to join us on the October mission but would like to participate in one of the future medical missions, please consult the calendar of future missions to Ethiopia on our web site and let us know of your interest.

 

Should you have any questions about the October or future missions, please E-mail the Foundation at roba@ifundafrica.org.  If you have not received the invitation and information on the October mission, please let us know at the above E-mail address, and it will be forwarded to you.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration of this important cause.

 

IFA CONSULTS WITH THE GHANA
GOVERNMENT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

 

On June 1, 2011 IFA met with several high ranking officials of the Government of Ghana to discuss the country's implementation of Electronic Health Record ( EHR) and underlying clinical information technology infrastructure.  The government of Ghana is aggressively implementing increased healthcare for its people nationwide and has made great progress in this realm but still faces many challenges.

 

 
 

 Seble Nebiyeloul, IFA Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, discussed with the Ghana officials the possibility of implementing a state of the art techno-medical infrastructure component tailored to meet the specific challenges of delivering and managing medical care in Ghana.  Combining Ghana's forward thinking approach to improving the quality and accessibility of modern healthcare with a comprehensive health information system infrastructure can serve as a valuable tool to improve medical practice and the spreading of quality clinical care to reach all areas of the country and population.

 

IFA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MEETS WITH MEDICAL STAFF AT MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER

 

 

On May 25, 2011 IFA Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Anteneh Roba, gave a presentation at Morris Heights Health Center in the Bronx, New York on the International Fund for Africa and its Rural Health Project. Being somewhat aware of the work of IFA in Africa, staff members expressed an interest in hearing more about the IFA Rural Health Project and invited Dr. Roba to address them. Approximately 20 healthcare professionals from the Health center's staff attended, several of whom expressed an interest in possibly participating in future medical missions to Ethiopia.

 

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ANTENEH ROBA ADDRESSES INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE

  

Anteneh Roba, IFA Co- Founder and Executive Director, was invited to give a presentation on "Factory Farming in Africa" at the International Animal Rights Conference held in Luxembourg on May 20, 2011. The conference was attended by approximately 60 animal rights activists from Europe and the USA. The purpose of the conference was to call attention to many of the issues affecting animals all over the world and, by extension, the world's population. Dr. Roba addressed a segment of the participants on the problems caused by the factory farming of livestock in Africa. 

 

 

ANTENEH ROBA, MD SPEAKS ON THE "DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF MEAT AND DAIRY CONSUMPTION ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN AFRICA"

  

Anteneh Roba, IFA Co-Founder and Executive Director, was invited to give a presentation at the International Vegan Festival held in Malaga, Spain from June 4-12, 2011. There were 150 vegan activists and individuals interested in veganism attending to learn about the current state of the vegan movement worldwide and to network and hear from various knowledgeable speakers.
 

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Dr. Roba addressed a group of participants regarding the "deleterious effects of meat and dairy consumption on health and the environment in Africa". Additional information concerning the International Vegan Festival may be found at http://www.ivu.org/veganfest/2011/programme.html.