Belay, an Ethiopian Physical Therapist, sought a personal change for himself by returning to school and obtaining a master’s in Physical therapy. This change, open his eye’s to the need to teach others. Belay was first exposed to physical therapy care for women who are pregnant during his Master’s in PT program at Mekelle University.
The GWHI participated in the Women In PT Summit again in 2018 and was pleased to represent the foundation as a Gold level sponsor. We also held a scholarship award contest for a PT or PTA to become the first ambassador for the GWHI for the 2018-19 year.
Traveling to Ethiopia fills one with gratitude for all that is possible through physical therapy. In June of this year Rebecca Stephenson and Tracy Spitznagle traveled to Mekelle, Ethiopia. The trip was twofold, one to participate in the medical school collaborative and the second, to provided education to the third cohort of master’s student at Mekelle University.