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Anteneh Roba

Anteneh RobaAnteneh Roba is a board certified Anti-Aging and Obesity Medicine physician in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. He is president and co-founder of the International Fund for Africa (IFA), an Alexandria, Virginia -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. Anteneh Roba has contributed to two chapters, one chapter in "Rethink Food" and another chapter in "Circles of Compassion". He recently co-edited a book ("Africa and Her Animals") with his colleague Rainer Ebert Ph.D. Currently he lives in Annandale, Virginia with his beloved dogs Tommy, Star and his Ethiopian rescue Suzie Q.



Africa: The importing of intensive animal agriculture and land leasing







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