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
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.