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Welcome to our New ENewsletter & Website VIDEO FEATURE: The Diaspora & Telehealth Volunteer with P2P in Ethiopia This Summer 2012! It is with great excitement that we are able to formally announce the launch of our monthly e‐ newsletter, to coincide with the launch of our new People to People (P2P) website! Both are important tools for us to keep our wonderful supporters, volunteers, and friends updated and informed, and to present opportunities to engage in important endeavors that seek to promote the well being and overall development of communities in Ethiopia.
We welcome you to read through this e‐newsletter and to explore our new site at www.PeoplePeople.org in order to learn more about our organization and our past, present, and future activities. As an Ethiopian diaspora‐based organization, we stand uniquely poised to contribute to meaningful development work in Ethiopia and to build a bridge between the global diaspora and communities, institutions, & partners in‐country. We hope you will stand with us in support of our mission!
P2P Hosts Research Sciences Dinner in Addis Ababa Appeal for Diaspora Physicians to Support New Medical Colleges in Ethiopia Support Our Work Please Support Our Work!
VIDEO FEATURE The Diaspora & Telehealth: Strengthening Ethiopia's Healthcare Systems Earlier this year we began an ambitious plan to produce 4 short films that would highlight the unique work of our organization and the role we have played and can continue to play in supporting communities in need in Ethiopia and creating a system for cross‐cultural exchange.
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Earlier this year we began an ambitious plan to produce 4 short films that would highlight the unique work of our organization and the role we have played and can continue to play in supporting communities in need in Ethiopia and creating a system for cross‐cultural exchange. With the direction and incredible commitment of our friends at Zeraf Productions, we are pleased to share the first such video with you today:
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Strengthening Ethiopia's Healthcare Systems: The Diaspora & Telehealth
Volunteer with P2P in Ethiopia This Summer If you have volunteered abroad before, you know how meaningful and insightful global service learning experiences can be. For those of you who have not done so, we invite you to take advantage of the unique opportunities to explore, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of others with People to People in Ethiopia this summer 2012!
2012 Volunteer Trip #1 Deaf Education & Empowerment Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, & Wollisso, Ethiopia July 31st‐August 13th, 2012 $1,500/person (all inclusive except visa and airfare)
2012 Volunteer Trip #2 Women's Development Issues Addis Ababa, Debre Markos, Mekelle, & Lalibela, Ethiopia August 15th‐28th, 2012 $1,700/person (all inclusive except visa and airfare) You can download more information about this summer's volunteer opportunities and the application/waiver on our website HERE.
P2P Hosts Research Sciences Dinner in Addis Ababa
On May 2nd, 2012 P2P hosted a dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa for roughly 30 guests to discuss how the diaspora and its related network could support the important work of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in achieving its goals related to the New Innovative Medical Education Initiative (NIMEI) and the establishment of 13 new medical schools across the country. Under this ambitious federal initiative, the basic and research sciences have been identified as an area of great need at this initial stage. Amongst the Ethiopian global diaspora there is a vast pool of scientists, physicians, engineers, and other professionals who have a vast wealth of experience, knowledge, and resources between them. Harnessing this human capital and channeling it in support of the new medical colleges (as well as existing ones) holds great potential to better educate, train, and prepare the next generation of physicians and professionals. The timing was fortuitous to host a dinner between the various representatives of domestic and international institutions and visiting diaspora professionals, all of whom converged in Addis during the same period. This gathering provided an opportunity for interested stakeholders to discuss the current state of affairs, including updates on the needs, opportunities, and current facilities & infrastructure. P2P is currently coordinating many activities in support of these important endeavors, and the support and involvement of volunteer physicians and health/medical professionals is highly encouraged.
Open Call for Diaspora Physicians to Support New Medical Colleges in Ethiopia P2P works to mobilize the global Ethiopian diaspora to play an active role in mitigating the impact of brain drain and to ignite a passion for realizing our shared responsibility to give back. We are currently working to develop our database and are reaching out to members of the diaspora and "friends of Ethiopia" who may be interested in getting involved. At present, we are working with the Federal Ministry of Health and World Bank on a project to support the national health strategy and 13 new medical colleges. Given the magnitude of these undertakings, we need as many physicians, experts, and professionals as possible to get involved and help support Ethiopia's quickly growing health system. We sincerely hope you will join us and help to build a better, healthier future for the people of Ethiopia! We have created a brief online survey (just 10 questions) and would appreciate your time
in providing us with your responses as soon as possible. Please note that this information is confidential and will NOT be shared, sold, or distributed to any outside parties, and will only be used by P2P to coordinate our efforts. Please use the link below, and thank you in advance for your support and commitment!
CLICK HERE FOR P2P DIASPORA SURVEY Our work is only possible through your support... Please make your tax-deductible donation today and help to forever change the life of another human being. You can choose to make either a one-time or recurring contribution by visiting our donation page on Razoo HERE. Alternatively, you may send us a check payable to "People to People" to: P2P Treasurer P.O. Box 1209 Morehead, KY 40351
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