Ethiopian Medical Association Certificate of Recognition
February 23, 2012
Founding President of the International Fund for Africa, Dr. Anteneh Roba, was awarded a certificate of recognition by Ethiopian Medical Association for his contributions to the organization. The award was given to the recipients by the minister of Health of Ethiopia Dr. Tedros Adhanom.
Certificate of Appreciation by Gandhi Memorial Hospital
April 27, 2010
Presented to Dr. Anteneh Roba and International Fund for Africa by S/r Genet Yaynu CEO of Gandhi Memorial Hospital.
The citation reads:
Great Thanks for your Immeasurable contribution to the handling of our sick neonates.
Certificate of Merit by Yekatit 12 Hospital
June 9, 2009
Dr Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia presented a Certificate of Merit to the International Fund for Africa (IFA) to Dr Anteneh Roba, co-founder of IFA who accepted the award during a ceremony held at Yekatit 12 Hospital.
Certificate of Appreciation by Addis Ababa Health Bureau and Yekatit 12 Hospital
March 17, 2009
Dr. Mulualem, the head of Neonatology Services at Yekatit Hospital and Dr. Hassen Mohammud head of the Addis Ababa Health Bureau presented Dr. Anteneh Roba, founding President of the International Fund for Africa, a Certificate of Appreciation for its effort to improve health care for infants and new-borns at Yekatit Hospital in Addis Ababa. A luncheon was given by the Addis Ababa Health Bureau at the Intercontinental Hotel. Dr. Hassen Mohammud. was the principal speaker, in attendance was also Mr. Ato Fisum, head of the Trade and Finance Bureau. The ceremony was televised on National Radio and Television.
The citation reads:
We hereby acknowledge and appreciate [International Fund for Africa] for the strong commitment and devotion it has in supporting and strengthening the neonatology unit of Yekatit 12 Hospital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and we would like to thank the organization generally and Dr. Anteneh Roba particularly for the invaluable gift of medical equipment and other materials that enhance the service delivered.
Circle of Compassion Award
January 28, 2008
The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to announce that Dr. Anteneh Roba has been presented with a Circle of Compassion Award, which recognizes individuals who have performed an act of significant courage or compassion to assist an animal in need. In an effort to help animals in his native Ethiopia, Dr. Roba, a Houston emergency room physician, generously funded the rescue of the last four dogs trapped in Gido Washa Cave, a pit that for years was used by locals to dump unwanted animals. Though the Homeless Animal Protection Society (HAPS) in Addis Ababa tried to place the four animals in Ethiopia, no adopters came forward. So, Dr. Roba paid to transport the dogs to Houston where they could find new homes. The cave has since been sealed, and now Dr. Roba is trying to address the root cause of the tragedies at Gido Washa Cave by raising money to spay and neuter pets. Circle of Compassion
October 27, 2007
The Ghandi Award was presented to Dr. Anteneh Roba on October 27, 2007 by the Society of Peace in recognition of his exemplary service in promoting Peace, Compassion, and Ahimsa for all living beings, particularly for his dedicated efforts rescuing four Ethiopian "Cave Dogs" and bringing worldwide attention to the plight of all animals. The award was presented at the Blue Nile Restaurant during an IFA fundraiser for bringing those very four dogs to the United States.