Anteneh Roba is a board certified emergency medicine physician practicing in Houston, Texas. He is president and co-founder of the International Fund for Africa (IFA), a Houston-based non-profit organization and a registered International Non Governmental Organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia dedicated to helping both human and non-human animals in Africa. Through his organization, Anteneh Roba has worked to improve healthcare for children in Ethiopia involved in the plight to make medical care accessible to the people of rural Ethiopia. He has worked tirelessly to improve the condition of homeless dogs and 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. Anteneh Roba frequently lectures on the health benefits of a plant-based diet and on animal and human related issues affecting Africa. He has written in various internet-based media publications on issues of child care in Africa, the environmental and health consequences of meat and dairy consumption in Africa, global hunger, and poverty. In his spare time, Anteneh Roba is active in the local Houston-area rescue groups in rescuing, fostering and finding homes for abused and homeless dogs. Currently he lives in Houston, Texas, with his beloved dogs Nikita, Sasha, Duke and his new Ethiopian rescue Suzie Q.
Africa and its animals