Welcome to the Summer issue of our Newsletter (Vol 1, No 3). This issue covers various health-related areas. Dr. Raniya Al-Matari discusses research-derived baseline data on medication adherence among Ethiopians in the USA. She lays out possible reasons for the observed non-adherence. Dr. Enawgaw Mehari highlights the features of stroke. He discusses the elusive nature of this medical condition. He emphasizes on the signs and early warnings of an impending stroke. If not timely treated, it can be a devastating and fatal episode. Dr. Enawgaw stresses a timely intervention, which is a key to saving lives. The p2p News Section caries two major items: 1. The new initiative launched by p2p to bridge second-generation Ethiopian diaspora with various entities in Ethiopia and 2. The 2019 Vision Ethiopia Conference that was held in June at Bahir Dar University. Research on traditional medicine and Triangular Partnership were important health-related topics discussed at the conference. The Spotlight Section features the illustrious career of Dr. Demissie Alemayehu in the hope of inspiring rising health statisticians and others.
Congratulations to Dr. Enawgaw on his appointment as a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Pikeville University (2019-2022). It is always encouraging to see a medical presence in academia. Finally, p2p e-Health Newsletter would like to appeal to its readership to please participate by contributing articles, writing on health-related tips, and by sharing general ideas on topics of health.
Fekadu Fullas, RPh, PhD
Editor in Chief