Prominent Ethiopian-American Activist Ted Alemayhu Officially Announced His Candidacy For U.S. Congress
Los Angeles, California ( Little Ethiopia )-The award winning Ted Alemayhu, the founder and president of the California based non-profit organization, U.S. Doctors for Africa ( USDFA ) has announced his candidacy to run for congress from the 37th District of California according to an information we received from the candidate last Wednesday. We published an article last February under the caption " An Ethiopian Born American Philanthropist Ted Alemayhu Runs For Congress in 2018 " after we received a tip from the Ethiopian Beauty Queen Ruhama Hayle, Miss Ethiopia USA 2016-17 that an Ethiopian is running for Co-congress. The queen and the publisher of this magazine had the opportunity to meet him in May in Washington D.C. to congratulate him about receiving a prestigious award " SEED " along with Ethiopian notables including legendary Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed, pop-star Ted Afro and the British born Ethiopian poet and chancellor of University of Manchester, Lemn Sissay.
Alemayhu who has brilliant vision and approach in dealing with the health care challenges in continental Africa has made amazing contributions by establishing an organization USDFA in 2001. The future Congressman who might be the first Ethiopian-born U.S representative has established high profile partnership in the U.S. and continental Africa including with the former U.S. president Bill Clinton's Foundation. In addition to his effort to tackle shortage of Medical doctors and other health care professionals he has convened several great summits here in the U.S. and Africa. In 2009, he had " the African 1st Ladies Health Summit " in Los Angles, California. In 2014 he convened " Africa's Health Care Challenges of the 21st Century " at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Alemayhu and Dr. Erik Fleishman, a board member of USDFA had an interview about fighting AIDS in Africa by Tavis Smiley' in 2003 on NPR that helped the organization disseminate their efforts to the American public .Here below, we have posted what we got from docs.house.gov " Mr. Ted M. Alemayhu is the Founder & Executive Chairman of US Doctors for Africa (USDFA), a non for profit organization that is dedicated to providing strategic support to the continent of Africa with regard to volunteer healthcare professionals, donations of medical supplies and equipment, as well as hosting high-level healthcare seminars involving the African First Ladies and Pan-African Medical Doctors. Mr. Alemayhu is also the Founder of the African First Ladies Health Summit as well as being a Key contributor to the Formation of the African Union Foundation. Mr. Alemayhu's work through the US Doctors for Africa organization has been recognized and praised by the World Bank, United Nations, NASQAUQ, President Clinton and The Clinton Global Initiative, Members of Congress, The State Department, The White House, The African Union, and over 20 African First Ladies. Mr. Alemayhu is a recipient of the United Nations's 2008 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award, as well as A recipient of the 2008 Columbia University's The Harry Thalman Life Achievement Award. "