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🏆 2023 P2P Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements

Vienna, VA – On October 21st, 2023, the P2P community came together to celebrate outstanding individuals. The P2P Awards recognized exemplary contributions in various categories: 🌟 Rising Star Award: Presented to Dr. Petros Wolde-Giorgis. 🤝 Community Service Award: Acknowledging the tireless efforts of Professor Panos Hatziandreas. 🌼 Lifetime Achievement Award: Conferred upon Professor Tilahun Yilma. 🏅 Congressional Medal Award: Bestowed upon Dr. Abera Molla. 🕊️ Posthumous Award: In memory of Dr. Adey Tsegaye Gebremedhin. 🔬 Leaders in Science & Technology: Recognizing the remarkable achievements of Professor Sossina Haile. 🙌 P2P Volunteer of the Year Award: Presented to Adey Hailu, MSc., Their contributions are not only acknowledged but celebrated with the hope of inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. Congratulations to all the esteemed awardees! #p2paward #WomensHealth #Trailblazers #HealthcareLeaders #communityservice #volunteeroftheyear

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Exciting Announcement! Join us on Oct 21st, 2023, for a groundbreaking conference with a powerful mission!

Theme: “*Taking stock of Women’s Health in the Horn of Africa: Healthy Women and Healthy Societies are Two Sides of the same Coin*” “Empowering women is empowering a nation.” Co-hosted by People to People Inc. (P2P) and The Network of African Diaspora Healthcare Professionals, this event is a must-attend! Register now… Let’s unite to break barriers, foster inclusivity, and create change! Agenda Time Presentation (Topic)                   Speaker Allotted Time 8:00 AM – 8:30AM:  Registration and Breakfast 8:30- 8:40       Welcome                                                                       Enawgaw Mehari, MD P2P Founder & President                  10 Minutes 8:40-8:50        Conference Logistics                                                  Kebede Begna, MD, MSc                 10 Minutes 8:50-9:05 Opening Remarks                                                        H.E. Dr. Liya Tadesse Minister of Health, FDRE 15 minutes 9:05-9:30 Keynote: Healthy Women are the Cornerstones of a Healthy Society Senait Fisseha, MD, JD 25 minutes  Session I: Prioritizing Preventive Services for Women: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Moderators: Kebede Begna, MD and NURU ABSENO ROBI, MD 9:30-10:00 Breast Cancer Screening and Early Intervention Bethelhem Gelaw, MD 30 minutes 10:00-10:30 Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention Wondimu Gudu Jeldu, MD 30 Minutes 10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea Break 30 minutes 11:00-11:30 Obstetric Fistulae: Is the End in Sight? Rahel Nardos, MD, MSc 30 minutes 11:30-12:00 Infertility: The Landscape in Ethiopia  Feruz Surur, MD                               30 minutes 12:00 -12:30 Q&A/Panel Discussion                     All Speakers                                      30 minutes 12:30-13:30 Lunch Break 60 minutes Session II: Medicine & Health Care during peace and conflict   Moderator: Demissie Alemayehu, PhD  13:30-13:40 Introduction: Health care impacts of conflict, role of the diaposra  Demisse Alemyehu, PhD 10 minutes 13:40-14:00 War Inflicted Gender-Based Trauma & Mental Health; An Expert’s Perspective Yonas Geda, MD, MSc   20 minutes 14:00-14:30 Fostering Partnerships Ambassador Nora Dempsey. US Department of State 20 minutes 14:30-14:50 Q&A/Panel Discussion All Speakers 20 minutes Session III: Triangular Partnership; fostering partnerships and building bridges. Moderator: Anteneh Habte, MD  14:50-15:10 Accreditation of Universities & Medical Schools in Ethiopia; Status Update Lekidelu Taddesse-Heath, MD 20 minutes 15:10-15:30 Examplery works of the diaspora (walking the talk) Prof. Tilahun Yilma 20 minutes 15:30-16:00 Q&A/Panel Discussion All Speakers 30 minutes 16:00-16:30    Coffee/Tea Break 30 minutes Session IV: P2P 2023 Honorees Award Presentation Moderator: Ahmed Moen, PhD 16:30-17:00   Rising Star                                                    Dr. Petros Wolde-Giorgis   Community Service Award Prof. Panos Hatziandreas   Lifetime Achievement Prof. Tilahun Yilma   Congressional Medal Dr. Abera Molla   Posthumous Award Dr. Adey Tsegaye Gebremedhin   Leaders in Science & Technology Professor Sossina Haile 17:00- 18:00 P2P Board Meeting

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Empowering Women: The Focus of the Upcoming Health Care and Medical Education Conference on Oct 21st, 2023

An Event Dedicated to Transforming Societies Through Women’s Health In a world where women’s health plays a pivotal role in the well-being of societies, a significant event is on the horizon. The “Conference on Health Care and Medical Education,” scheduled for October 21st, 2023, promises to shed light on a powerful truth: “Empowering women is empowering a nation.” For more details and registration information, visit the official conference website

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P2P Leaders Visit Bonga University

The People to People Leaders team made an official visit to Bonga University on April 7th, 2023, where they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University. The MOU signifies a commitment to collaborate and strengthen the relationship between the university and the People to People. The People to People Leaders team expressed their excitement about the new partnership and their commitment to working with Bonga University to achieve their shared goals. “Photo credit for Bonga University Facebook page!”

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P2P Amanuel Banquet Dinner

In a heartwarming display of community support, the P2P Amanuel Banquet Dinner was held on the night of April 05, 2023, at the Interlexury Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to raise funds for the Amanuel Girls Boarding and Care Center (AGBCC) Rebuilding Project. The AGBCC is a vital resource for girls in the community. The P2P Amanuel Banquet Dinner was organized to raise funds for the center’s rebuilding project and to support the girls who rely on it. The event was attended by a diverse group of guests, including community leaders, public university leaders, business owners, and concerned citizens. Throughout the evening, attendees shared their stories and experiences, highlighting the importance of the AGBCC and the impact it has had on their lives. Thanks to the generosity of the guests, the organizers expressed their gratitude for everyone who attended and contributed to the cause. They stated that the success of the event demonstrated the power of community support and the importance of coming together to help those in need.

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P2P conducted a successful conference.

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – People to People conducted a successful conference titled “Triangular Partnership for Quality Medical Education, Resource Preservation and Rehabilitation” on April 5, 2023. The event was held at the InterLuxury Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and gathered key stakeholders from the Ministry of Health-Ethiopia and the Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities and FDRE Education and Training Authority. The conference aimed to establish a fruitful collaboration between the Ministry of Health-Ethiopia, public universities and People to People for a quality medical education, resource preservation, and rehabilitation. It also provided a platform for experts to share their ideas, experiences and best practices concerning medical education in Ethiopia. The conference consisted of five panel discussions that were moderated by experts in the medical field. The first panel discussion was about the accreditation of medical schools and universities, moderated by Lekidelu Taddesse, MD. The second discussion revolved around establishing Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in Ethiopia, moderated by Kebede Begna, MD. The third panel discussed the establishment of ECFMG Testing Center in Ethiopia and was moderated by Anteneh Habte, MD. The fourth discussion focused on the triangular partnership and was moderated by Enawgaw Mehari, MD. The final panel discussion, moderated by Abraham Betre, MD, tackled the topic of victims of war and rehabilitation success stories. Additionally, the conference tackled the GERD lifespan matters for sustainable development, moderated by Gete Zeleke, PhD. Experts in the field shared their views on the need to prioritize the GERD issue, as its resolution is vital for Ethiopia’s development. The event was a great success and was well-attended by deference stakeholders.

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P2P received a Gold Category Outstanding Community Award

People to People received a Gold Category Outstanding Community Award from Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia president Her Excellency Sahlework Zewdie for its dedication in improving Health and Education systems in Ethiopia and Humanitarian assistance to conflict affected people on a first edition recognition program held on 26th of January 2023. In this first of its kind recognition event organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, the government noted that Ethiopia will always remember positive roles of Ethiopian Diaspora who stood by it at times of need. The Ethiopian government also urged to Ethiopian Diaspora to collaborate on peace building and restoration efforts.

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