In an interview for Eritreans in America, Dr. Gabe Tsegay discussed medical achievements and health issues with Minia of VOA’s Tigrigna service.He is the global director for health and beauty care for The Procter & Gamble Company and recently received a medal for outstanding achievements in medical and biological engineering from the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
There are four interdependent pillars of development, Gabe said.They are health care, nutrition, sanitation and personal hygiene. He said how his company addresses these issues through production strategies that use local resources to lower the cost of the company’s products for local consumers.” Gabe described one project, Grow Africa, that manufactures products in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco and promotes education and scientific research and creates jobs in Africa.
The Cincinnati-based company has 120,000 employees worldwide, he said.Still, much of the production of Procter and Gamble is outsourced to support the local economies and to lower the price of products to the consumer.
As a new member of the College of Fellows, he was in Washington D.C. recently to receive his honor and to visit the National Academy of Sciences and members of Congress.The College of Fellows, which includes several Nobel prize winners, advocate public policies and have made advances in medicine, engineering and related fields affecting communities all over the world.